Dieter Reinmuth is a Yukoner. For over 20 years he has lived in Dawson City and made a living gold mining in the Klondike. He has travelled throughout the territory, not only by car, but by bicycle, and has floated the length and breadth of the Yukon River from Whitehorse to the Bering Strait.
His worldwide travelling has been even more extensive. For 15 years he toured the world with a simple pre-mountain bike style bicycle, covering over 100,000 km, while working and living in countries such as Australia, Japan and Costa Rica- to name a few.
One of his many passions, photography, has been turned into a business. 9 of his postcards are Dawson City scenes, and so are 6 distinct greeting cards . 5 of them are wildlife scenes, and one features the ill-famed " Sour Toe "- the human pickled toe that Captain Dick of Dawson City has turned into the 'Sour Toe Cocktail'.
Dieter is also the builder, owner and manager of the Dawson City River Hostel ; since 1992 the only affiliated Canadian Hostel in the Yukon. The hostel provides cabins and tenting sites on the banks of the Yukon River, right across from Dawson City. His contacts with travellers of all nationalities have been numerous, and some information contained in his books has been gathered from hostel guests who have canoed, biked, hiked and driven in every nook and cranny of this huge territory. Thanks to them this book has been made possible, and the author dedicates these pages to them and all future travellers of this northern wonderland.
Dieter and his bike on a mountain pass in Columbia (1980)
His kayak trip from Whitehorse to the Bering Strait
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