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CARCROSS DESERT
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A natural desert, one of the smallest in the northern american continent. A few miles from Carcross, YT (once called caribou crossing), a town which owns its name to the many caribou that used to gather there. The city is still visited by tourists, so is the desert. The town boomed during the gold rush, in the 1900 as thousands of settlers were looking to reach the "gold fields" but after the construction of the highway and after the rush, few travellers needed to stop at Carcross to reach Whitehorse. Today, the local population can be approximated to be around 500 residents, no more. 

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Uploaded: 26/08/2012
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Tags: carcross; caribou crossing; desert; carcross desert; bennett lake; tagish; nature; mountains; lake
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