Yukon Sights by Sue Thomas

Drive to Kusawa Lake

18 April 2015 - Saturday

We'd been curious about how Kusawa Lake was doing this spring. I also wanted to check for migrating birds.

Kodi & Ursa at Kusawa Lake
Ursa and Kodi on the shore at Kusawa Lake, near the campground

It was overcast and warm. Some interesting colours with the sky...

Looking north to Stony Peak
Looking north on Kusawa Lake towards Stony Peak

White birds were running around.

Snow Buntings on the shore
Snow buntings on the sandy shore

After a nice stroll on the shore, it was time to leave.

Looking south on Kusawa Lake
The view from the road on the drive out, looking south

Mt Vanie
Mt. Vanier on the right, Takhini River lower left

Near Mendenhall Landing, there were some birds on the Takhini River.

Swans on Takhini River
Trumpeter Swans on the Takhini River

Lone Bufflehead

A Bald Eagle flew overhead.

Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle

Back on the Alaska Highway approaching our driveway I noticed some movement. The elk were on the driveway, waiting to cross the highway!

Takhini elk herd on the Alaska Highway

Elk crossing highway
Elk moving across the highway

Almost all across!

After the elk were across, we continued home!

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