Visit to Kluane Lake and Silver City Historical Site
11 July 2011 - Monday
The weather was perfect for a drive to one of our favourite
places in Yukon! Our last couple of trips the weather had not
cooperated so I looked forward to seeing the lake with clear skies
First, a stop at a rest area south of Haines Junction; one
that we had not visited before.
Sign explaining that Mt Kennedy and Mt Hubbard are more than 100 km
that these peaks are 50 percent higher than the ranges seen
My version of the same image seen in the sign:
Mt Kennedy and Mt Hubbard viewed through the 400 mm lens - more than
100 km distant
The white peaks through the gap -- Mt Kennedy on the left and Mt
Hubbard on the right
The view from the south end of Kluane Lake, looking west
Sheep Mountain rises over Kluane Lake
After enjoying the views it was time to backtrack a few miles to
Silver City, a historical site on the shores of Kluane Lake.
I took a fancy to these strange little plants
Ready to pop at any time!
Kluane Lake viewed from near Silver City -- the Alaska Highway
travels along the base of the mountains across the lake
At Silver City we explored the old buildings again.
Some were showing the effects of time. To see more photos of this area, see my page dedicated to this historical site:
Silver City historical site
Fireweed at Silver City
A fixer upper at Silver City
The best scenery surrounds Silver City
Must have been comfy at one time long ago
Sinking into the ground
It was a perfect afternoon to visit Kluane Lake and Silver City.