Decided to get an early start to our weekend and headed out Friday evening, planning to stay overnight at Dezadeash Lake Yukon Gov't campground.
Our trip starts on the Alaska Highway heading towards Haines Junction.
At Haines Junction we continued straight through for the Haines
There was still some snow here and there, and ice on the creeks & rivers.
Kathleen Lake campground was open but we wanted to stay at a Yukon government campground. Kathleen Lake costs $16/night for camping plus an additional $8.80 per day if you wish to have a campfire. Yukon gov't campgrounds are only $12/night with free firewood.
Dezadeash Lake campground was gated and closed! Too much snow, it seemed! So we carried on southward, not sure where we'd sleep for the night.
We checked a few spots but nothing felt quite right. Soon we were at Million Dollar Falls Yukon Gov't campground. There were only a handful of campers so there were many sites from which to choose even though it was about 9 p.m.
With the long hours of daylight it was deceiving! In winter's darkness, 9 p.m. is bedtime at our place, yet with summer's long hours of daylight it is usually 11 p.m. before we crawl into bed.
After setting up camp, it was time to walk the dogs. There is a nice maintained trail along the falls. The water was running high and murky.
Back at camp it was time for sitting around the campfire and doing nothing much of anything.