Yukon Territory

September 1993 - Vancouver Island to Alaska

I had not visited my Yukon home since 1986. Steve had never visited Yukon or Alaska. It was time! We packed the tent, gear & cat in the truck and hit the road.

Here are miscellaneous pictures from that trip in no particular order.
The images were scanned so the quality is not as crisp as more recent digital images. 

Cassiar Highway 

More of this route through B.C. here.

Bear Glacier, Cassiar Highway, Hwy 37A, Stewart, B.C.
Bear Glacier on Highway 37A 

Boya Lake, British Columbia Cassiar Highway
Boya Lake

Boya Lake, Cassiar Highway, B.C.
Camping at Boya Lake

On the Alaska Highway northbound

Alaska Highway, Yukon Territori
Roadside stop on the Alaska Highway

Watson Lake Sign Post forest, Alaska Highway, Yukon
Sue and Fangcat at the Signpost Forest in Watson Lake, Yukon

Kluane Lake

More recent pictures of the Kluane Lake area here.

Soldier's Summit, Kluane Lake, Alaska Highway, Yukon
Hiking up to Soldier's Summit with Kluane Lake as a backdrop

Soldier's Summit, Kluane Lake, Alaska Highway, Yukon
At Soldier's Summit reading the historical information overlooking Kluane Lake

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Plaque at Soldier's Summit

Hiking Sheep Mountain, Kluane Lake, Alaska Highway, Yukon
Slim's River heading westward, viewed from Sheep Mountain

Hoodoos on Sheep Mountain, Kluane Lake, Alaska Highway, Yukon
Hoodoos on Sheep Mountain

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View from Sheep Mountain

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Kluane Lakeshore

Kluane Lake shoreline

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Kluane Lake shore

Alaska Highway north of Kluane Lake

See more recent photos of the Alaska Highway north of f Kluane Lake here

Old Truck at Snag, Yukon
Old truck at Snag, Yukon

Beaver Creek Sign, Alaska Highway, Yukon
Beaver Creek is where the Alaska Highway was finally joined in 1942

Alaska / Yukon border, Canada, Alaska Highway
Sign at the Alaska border on the Alaska Highway

Dempster Highway

See more of the Dempster on my page dedicated to that route, with recent photos.

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Sign at the start of the Dempster Highway

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Sign at Tombstone Mountain outlook

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View over Tombstone Mountain from the Dempster Hwy

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At the Arctic Circle

Arctic Circle, Dempster Highway, Yukon
Steve and Fangcat at the Arctic Circle

Dempster Highway, Yukon

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In 1996 we drove to Inuvik for the longest day of the year. See those photos on my Dempster page.

Dawson City

Be sure to visit my page dedicated to Dawson City for more!

Palace Grand Theater in Dawson City, Yukon - 1993
Palace Grand Theatre in Dawson City

Robert Service cabin in Dawson City - 1993
Sue & Steve at the Robert Service Cabin

Paddlewheeler graveyard in Dawson City, Yukon - 1993
Old paddle wheelers at the paddlewheel graveyard, a little known site along the Yukon River

Sternwheelers, Dawson City, Yukon
That's me hugging one of the paddlewheels

Sternwheelers, Dawson City, Yukon
Looking over one of the paddlewheelers that was collapsing

Dawson City ferry crossing, Yukon
Vehicle ferry on the Yukon River 

RNWMP graveyard in Dawson City
Northwest Mounted Police gravesite at Dawson City

NWMP graves in Dawson City

Midnight Dome, Dawson City, Yukon - 1993
View from the Midnight Dome at Dawson City

Klondike Highway

See here for more recent and better quality images of the South Klondike Highway.

South Klondike Highway, Yukon
View from Klondike Highway, north of Skagway

South Klondike Highway, Yukon
Tagish Lake along the Klondike Highway, just north of Tagish

Tagish Lake on the South Klondike Highway, Yukon

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Camped near Carcross and it snowed overnight!  

Below are pictures of the North Klondike Highway - see more recent photos of the North Klondike,

Tintina Trench, Klondike Highway, Yukon
On the North Klondike Highway, sign at the rest area for the Tintina Trench

Tintina Trench, Klondike Highway, Yukon
I looked for the Tintina Trench ... this is what I saw

Montague House, Klondike Highway, Yukon
Historical site - Montague House

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Historical site - Montague House

Five Finger Rapids, Yukon River, Klondike, Yukon
Five Finger Rapids alongside the Klondike Highway

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Sign above the Pelly River

Pelly River, Klondike Highway, Yukon

Denali National Park and Preserve

Visit my Savage-Teklanika page here for Denali Park and the Mt. McKinley in 2010.

Denali National Park, Alaska
A clear day but the film camera didn't capture the distant Mount McKinley

Denali National Park, Alaska

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We got off the park bus and hiked a bit ...

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See the ground squirrel?

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View along the Denali Park Road

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View from Eielson Visitor Center in Denali park

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A grizzly bear taking advantage of the fall berries before hibernation

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Another view from the road in the park

Denali Highway

The gravel Denali Highway travels from Cantwell to Paxson. The scenery was stunning.
During our 2010 trip we did not drive this road because it was raining and overcast.

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Richardson Highway to Valdez

In 2010, we did this route again.

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Worthington Glacier viewed from the Richardson Highway -- see our 2010 trip for more pictures

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Looking down from the Worthington Glacier 

Alaska Pipeline
Pipeline

Valdez and more Valdez in 2010

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Tank farm at the Valdez Terminal

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Ship at the Valdez terminal

Haines, Alaska

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View from our campsite at Haines, Alaska

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On the water at Haines, Alaska

Alaska State Ferry from Haines to Skagway

Alaska ferry between Haines and Skagway, Alaska
On the ferry between Haines and Skagway 

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Approaching Skagway

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Arriving at Skagway, AK