Yukon Territory

Flying over Alsek River and Lowell Glacier
Kluane National Park, Yukon - September 1997

In September 1997 we headed north with two friends in a Class C motorhome. These photos are from a helicopter tour we took out of Haines Junction, Yukon. A helicopter pilot was killing time between charters; he had dropped some folks off in the bush in the morning and was to go back late in the day to pick them up.  We asked if he would take us for a flight, and he agreed to an hour long 'hop' for $600. 

We flew west of Haines Junction, along the Dezadeash and Alsek Rivers, which flow through Kluane National Park. In August 2000 we went on a two-week rafting trip on the Alsek River, from Haines Junction, Yukon through the tip of British Columbia, and ending at Dry Bay, Alaska. 

Alsek River, Kluane National Park, Yukon
The Dezadeash River flows into the Alsek River

Lowell Lake at the foot of Lowell Glacier, Yukon
Lowell Lake, at the toe of Lowell Glacier.  In 2000 we camped on the shores of this lake.

Flight over Yukon
Lowell Glacier, I think

Lowell Lake and Goatherd Mountain, Yukon
Alsek River carrying on in the upper right edge of photo 

Glacier in Yukon
Top of Lowell Glacier, I think

Glacier
Not sure which glacier this is

snowcapped mountains in Yukon
Scenic mountain tops

Yukon