Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Spell of the Yukon

"There's a land -- oh, it beckons and beckons,
And I want to go back -- and I will."...Robert Service

Not only the gold beckons! Emerald Lake is one of the most photographed spots in the Yukon. The beautiful blue-green colour of the lake is created by sunlight reflecting off a white layer of “marl” on the lake bed. Marl is a white calcium carbonate clay that forms in the water and then settles, often unevenly, onto the lake bottom. It forms when enough carbonate, from dissolving limestone, reacts with calcium in the water.

And just down the road...Spirit Lake