Yukon Territory

Million Dollar Falls to Kluane Lake - Alaska Highway

30 June 2013 - Sunday

A very quiet night! What to do now? Steve wanted to try some fishing so this wasn't the spot to be. Another beautiful morning for a dog walk.

There's a good trail south of the campground, leads around a little lake. It is a bit overgrown and some trees have fallen across it, but it is do-able.

Haines Hwy
Hiking around the lake, apparently an old side channel of the Takhanne River

On the road again, returning north on the Haines Highway.

Haines Highway
Dezadeash Lake

Haines Highway
Dezadeash Lake, looking east from the Haines Highway

Soon approaching Haines Junction.

Haines Highway
Welcome to Haines Junction

The scenery never ceases to amaze me!

Haines Highway
Northbound on the Haines Highway approaching Haines Junction, just off to the left above

The colours this morning!

Haines Highway
Marsh just southwest of Haines Junction

In Haines Junction ... maybe we'll turn left.

Alaska Highway
Junction with the Alaska Highway

Heading north on the Alaska Highway the scenery continues.

Alaska Highway
Distance sign just north of Haines Junction

Other RVers were out enjoying the day too!

Alaska Highway
RV headed southbound on the Alaska Highway

We stopped at Sulphur Lake, thinking Steve could get some fishing in. Hmmm ... someone was testing their 'new' hover craft. Noisy! Time to move on.

Alaska Highway
Kluane Lake comes into view northbound on the Alaska Highway

Alaska Highway
Sheep Mountain rises above Kluane Lake

Alaska Highway
The visitor centre is a good spot to stop for more info

Alaska Highway
Ah ... Kluane Lake. Every shade of blue!

We stopped at the boat launch and Steve headed off for some fishing while I wandered around with my camera. This area is a favourite for us. Love it, during all seasons!

Alaska Highway
Looking north from near the boat launch

No fish tonight! Sigh. While waiting for Steve I met some nice folks who shared their grilled lake trout. Very good!

Decided to head up to Congdon Creek campground for the night. We expected it to be busy because there was a fishing derby underway. Once again, a favourite site was available so in we went. The evening was beautiful. Walked back to the highway with the dogs, then up to the creek, then over to the lake and along the shore to the campground.

Alaska Highway
Sign along the Alaska Highway

Alaska Highway
Looking north over Kluane Lake

Alaska Highway
East over Kluane Lake - the wind was blowing strong!

It just doesn't get any better!

Previous page - 29 June 2013
Next page - 1 July 2013