Yukon Territory

Day trip on the Haines Highway

9 October 2016 - Sunday

It was a clear day, perfect for a day drive to somewhere! So off we went...

Approaching Haines Junction on the Alaska HIghway
on the Alaska Highway approaching Haines Junction with the Kluane Ranges

At Haines Junction we continued straight to the Haines Highway and then stopped at the rest area overlooking the town and Kluane Ranges.

Haines Highway rest area with Haines Junction sign
Above Haines Junction on the Haines Highway

Continued south, looking for some clouds...

Wetlands south of Klukshu
Wetlands south of Klukshu

Mountain scene along the Haines Highway
Looking towards the Tatshenshini Park

Tatshenshin River in the valley
Tatshenshini River in the valley below

Three Guardsmen
Looking south at the Three Guardsmen

Close up of the peak
Close up view of the summit on Glave Peak of the Three Guardsmen

Decided to turn back towards Yukon.

Three Guardsmen Lake by the Haines Highway
Three Guardsmen lake

Approaching Haines Summit southbound
Approaching the Haines Summit southbound

There's a gravel pit with many ground squirrels that tend to attract birds of prey.

Gyrfalcon
Gyrfalcon looking for lunch

Gyrfalcon hunting for food
Another Gyrfalcon looking for its lunch

The drive into Kelsall Lake is rough but beautiful.

Kelsall Lake
Driving into Kelsall Lake on the east side of the highway

Yukon / B.C. border
Returning to Yukon

Northbound towards Dezadeash Lake
Northbound towards Dezadeash Lake

Dezadeash River
Dezadeash River near Haines Junction

direction sign
Direction sign in Haines Junction

Headed home towards Whitehorse. A perfect October day for a drive!

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