Yukon Territory

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 and sunshine. 

First, a stop at a rest area south of Haines Junction; one that we had not visited before.

Mt Kennedy and Mt Hubbard
Sign explaining that Mt Kennedy and Mt Hubbard are more than 100 km away and
that these peaks are 50 percent higher than the ranges seen in front

My version of the same image seen in the sign:

Mt Kennedy and Mt Hubbard, Yukon
Mt Kennedy and Mt Hubbard viewed through the 400 mm lens - more than 100 km distant

Mt Kennedy and Mt Hubbard, Yukon
The white peaks through the gap -- Mt Kennedy on the left and Mt Hubbard on the right

Kluane Lake and Kluane Ranges to the west
The view from the south end of Kluane Lake, looking west

Kluane Lake and Sheep Mountain
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.

Near Silver City at Kluane Lake
I took a fancy to these strange little plants

Wild & wooly
Ready to pop at any time!

Kluane Lake and Kluane Ranges
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.

Silver City in Yukon
Silver City historical site

Silver City - Kluane Lake, Yukon
Fireweed at Silver City

Silver City - Kluane Lake, Yukon
A fixer upper at Silver City

Silver City - Kluane Lake, Yukon
The best scenery surrounds Silver City

Silver City - Kluane Lake, Yukon
Must have been comfy at one time long ago

Silver City - Kluane Lake, Yukon
Sinking into the ground

It was a perfect afternoon to visit Kluane Lake and Silver City.  Love it!

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