Yukon Territory

Kluane Lake and homeward bound - Alaska Highway, Yukon

21 September 2014 - Sunday

Woke to some light overcast this morning. Warm too. As usual, before getting on the road there is a dog walk.

Kluane
Walking the trail alongside Kluane Lake

As we rounded a bend, the dogs began scenting the air. In the distance we noted Dall Sheep on the lower slope of Sheep Mountain.

Kluane
Dall Sheep above the Alaska Highway in Kluane National Park

During the walk back to our camp I noted something in the rocks. Closer inspection revealed a survey marker from 1943, certainly from the construction of the highway!

Geodetic Survey Bench Mark
U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey Benchmark - 1943

Then the drive home - the Dall Sheep had moved up the slope a bit, but still close enough to get some pictures with the zoom lens.

Dall Sheep
Dall Sheep on Sheep Mountain

Dall Sheep

Further along, Slims River...

Kluane
Looking west from the Slims River bridge

The weather became progressively worse towards Haines Junction. Drizzly and rain with low cloud interfering with picture taking.

Alaska Highway
Still beautiful despite the rain

It was a nice getaway. Quick, but worthy. Good to be back at the cabin too, though.

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