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Carcross Desert

Dora Chartier

Most Canadians have never heard of Carcross  Desert. 

Our own Yukon is home to the smallest desert in the world, less than 260 hectares.

This desert is the remains of the sandy bottom of a glacial lake left after our last ice age.  

The dry climate and the strong wind conditions is what created the sand dunes and what allows little vegetation to grow.

 

You can find a panorama virtual tour of the Carcross Desert at: 
http://www.virtualguidebooks.com/Yukon/SouthYukon/SouthOfWhitehorse/CarcrossDesert.html

 

 

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