Yukon Territory

Atlin BC to Whitehorse YT via the South Klondike Hwy

30 August 2009 - Sunday

The morning was bright and the lake calm.

Atlin Lake viewed in the morning from Warm Bay, BC
Looking north on Atlin Lake from Warm Bay 

Atling Lake, looking north from Warm Bay BC
Looking west over Atlin Lake from Warm Bay Recreation Site 

View from Warm Bay hot spring area
Looking east from Warm Bay hot spring area 

Back on Atlin Road headed north to Tagish.

Atlin Road, BC & Yukon
Atlin Road northbound in B.C. 

At the Yukon/B.C. border there are numerous signs reminding people they are moving from one jurisdiction to the other.

Atlin Road, BC & Yukon
Near the B.C./Yukon border northbound 

Atlin Road, BC & Yukon
The longest & steepest decline northbound, looking towards little Atlin Lake

Atlin Road northbound

At the north end of the Atlin Road, the sign makes it clear which way is which.

Atlin Road
At the end of the Atlin Road, this sign gives some options

We turned towards Tagish & Carcross.

Carcross Rd to Jakes Corner, Yukon
Looking north from the bridge crossing the Tagish River 
 

At Carcross, we continued south on the Klondike Highway as the weather was nice.

Carcross to Jakes Corner, Yukon
Southbound on the South Klondike Highway just south of Carcross

There's a viewpoint above Bove Island; well worth the stop!

South Klondike Highway, Yukon
Bove Island

South Klondike Highway, Yukon
Tagish Lake

Returning northbound on the South Klondike Highway to Carcross ...

Northbound on the South Klondike Highway approaching Carcross
Approaching Carcross 

After a quick tour of Carcross, we continued north on the Klondike Highway.

South Klondike Highway, Yukon
Historical rail station in Carcross

South Klondike Highway, Yukon
Looking south at the exit from Carcross onto the South Klondike Highway 

Unfortunately, Emerald Lake was not in its brilliant colours as the sun was being shy.  Maybe next year!

South Klondike Highway, Yukon
Emerald Lake
 

We carried on towards Whitehorse and our overnight camp spot ... in the yard of a relative!

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