Day 5: Until the Fog Clears, 10 Winter Days in the Yukon

It was killing us. The few times we found WiFi, our Instagram and Twitter feeds were full of Aurora sightings. We couldn’t figure out why we were so unlucky. Why weren’t we seeing them too?

According to the Weather Channel, the fog in the air was due to the recent, abrupt changes in Weather. When we first arrived in Whitehorse, it was the coldest day they’d experienced in the Winter so far. The few days following, were some of the hottest. Whitehorse’s lakes and rivers were freezing, melting and re-freezing again and that meant condensation was getting trapped in the air creating a layer of fog.

So for an Aurora sighting in Whitehorse, all we would need is the combination of favorable weather, clear skies AND Aurora activity. Considering the city is covered in mountains, lakes and approximately 766km (475 miles) South of the Arctic Circle, I didn’t fancy our chances.

On Day 5, we drove past city-limits to Fish Lake. If we couldn’t escape the fog, we thought we could at least try to get above it. We found warmth running to-and-from an abandoned log-fire and our heated car.

Our car & the abandoned fire on Fish Lake
Clear skies over Fish Lake
Another abandoned fire, this one with ice fishing holes
Looking North for Auroras
The stars were out. Something was going to happen.

Check out the video of what we saw on Days 5 & 6 here.

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