Yukon Territory

Haines Road, Yukon and British Columbia

17 September 2011 - Saturday

The weekend!  Despite variable weather, I wanted to get onto the Haines Road, south of Haines Junction.  We jumped in my little Honda Fit and headed off. 

The clouds were ominous throughout the day, with light rain in some spots.
Nevertheless, a colourful fall day on the road!

Haines Road, Yukon Territory
The rest area overlooking Kathleen Lake, visible in the distance

Haines Road, Yukon Territory
The same rest area as above, looking north towards the Kluane Ranges, with sign for Kluane National Park

Haines Road, Yukon Territory
Ursa enjoying a dip & sip in Kathleen Lake, Kluane National Park, Yukon

Kathleen Lake, Kluane National Park, Yukon
Looking north on Kathleen Lake after a short hike along the lakeshore, Kluane National Park

Kathleen Lake, Kluane National Park, Yukon
Kathleen Lake from the parking area

Haines Road, Yukon Territory
Fall colours on the mountains to the West as we head south on the Haines Road

Haines Road, Yukon Territory
More fall colours

Haines Road, Yukon Territory
Approaching Dezadeash Lake southbound on the Haines Road

Haines Road, Yukon Territory
Continuing south on the Haines Road, nearing the turn to Klukshu Village

Haines Road, Yukon Territory
Looking backwards (northward) as we continue southward

Haines Road, Yukon Territory
View to the west from the Haines Road

Haines Road, Yukon Territory
Probably the most colourful spot along the highway on this trip

The intent was to have a short day on the road, to enjoy the colours.  Therefore, before reaching the Alaska border we turned around and returned through British Columbia to the Yukon.

Back in Haines Junction a local eatery served up a good supper.  Then we drove the 100 kilometres home to our cabin on the Alaska Highway in the Ibex Valley.

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