Yukon Sights by Sue Thomas

Alaska Highway - Kluane Lake to Beaver Creek, Yukon

I have other pages with more images of this section of the Alaska Highway:

Kluane Lake northward

approaching Destruction Bay
Approaching Destruction Bay community northbound

Kluane Lake
Kluane Lake viewed southbound on the Alaska Highway, north of Burwash Landing - September 2013

Kluane River
Kluane River seen from the rest area on the Alaska Highway - September 2013

Saint Claire PeakSaint Claire Peak towering over the Donjek River below - September 2013

Donjek river
Looking east up the Donjek River from the Alaska Highway - September 2014

Donjek River
Looking west up the Donjek River - March 2014

The summer of 2008, the new Donjek River Bridge was open and the old bridge remained in place to the west.  In 2010 the old bridge and its approaches were gone.

Donjek River bridges, June 2008 -- on the Alaska Highway (Alcan)
Southbound at the Donjek River bridges - June 2008

Alaska Highway marsh
Wetlands north of the Donjek River Bridge, looking westward from the highway - September 2013

Pickhandle Lake
Approaching Pickhandle Lake rest area northbound - September 2017

Pickhandle Lake
Fishing on Pickhandle Lake - September 2013

AK Hwy
Looking northward along the Alaska Highway near the Koidern River - September 2013

Fall colours
Fall colours along the Alaska Highway - September 2013

Koidern Lodge
One of the historical lodges along the Alaska Highway, Koidern Lodge - September 2014

Northbound on Alaska Highway
North of Koidern River, heading northbound - September 2014

Two young bull moose between White River and Donjek River, Yukon
Two young bulls trotting into the bush - June 2008

White River
Looking east along the White River - September 2014

White River
Same view of the White River as shown above - March 2014

Alaska Highway in Yukon
More rough Alaska Highway - August 2010

Alaska Highway
Same section of road as the above image, but in March 2014

Construction sign
This section of highway is usually rough and was being studied - September 2014

New construction
Work for one culvert in melting permafrost! - September 2014

Small Lake at Snag Junction
Small lake at the Snag Junction campground - September 2013

Snag Lake
Snag Lake seen from the Alaska Highway - June 2008

Kayaking on Snag Lake
Kayaking on Snag Lake (Enger Lake) - September 2016

Alaska Highway view in Yukon
Looking west from the Alaska Highway towards the Wrangell Mountains - August 2010

Sign to Beaver Creek, Yukon on Alaska Highway
Approaching the Beaver Creek bridge - August 2010

Welcome to Beaver Creek sign
My hometown is the most westerly community in Canada

Historical sign at Beaver Creek
50th anniversary of the Alaska Highway construction

Beaver Creek Beaver Creek - March 2014

See the next page for pictures of Beaver Creek and on to Delta Junction AK

Snag - access road at km 1911

Snag, Yukon was settled during the Klondike Gold Rush.  Later it was the site of a military airfield, established as part of the Northwest Staging Route that closed in 1968. 

In 1947, Snag had 15-20 airport personnel — meteorologists, radio operators, aircraft maintenance men.  My Dad, Jack Stalberg joined them in 1952. There is not much to see in Snag now because the site has been remediated/reclaimed. The road is narrow and twisty and required a 4x4 in 2008 due to high water levels.

Snag Road
Road into Snag - June 2008

View from Snag Road
View from the road into Snag, looking west towards the Kluane Range - June 2008

White River near Snag Creek, Yukon (YT)
Snag Creek joining the White River at the end of the road, past Snag - June 2008

Vintage truck at Snag, Yukon (YT)
Truck amongst fireweed at the abandoned community of Snag - September 1993

Building at Snag, Yukon (YT)
The only remaining building at Snag - June 2008

Snag, Yukon

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