I have been fortunate enough to have made several trips to the Yukon, working as a pilot during the short summers. Except for small pockets of habitation and mining, the Territory is relatively pristine. Its scenery is stunning, with mountains and glaciers nudging 20,000' in the SW corner at the intersection with Alaska and BC. The landscape is diverse, and the area around Dawson City largely escaped glaciation during recent ice ages as it was too dry. Here the mountains are more rounded, with the exception of the Tombstone Range just north of Dawson which is just about as spectacularly rugged as mountains can be.