Yukon Sights by Sue Thomas

Haines Junction to Kluane Lake, Alaska Highway

5 September 2016 - Monday

Finally! A sunny day and so we headed out.

Alaska Highway northbound
Northbound heading towards Haines Junction, about km 1530

Nearing Haines Junction, there's a rest area/viewpoint with views of Mount Kennedy in the distance. Often the mountain isn't visible. Today it was.

Mount Kennedy in the distance
Mount Kennedy in white behind the other mountains

Northbound on the Alaska Highway
Kluane Ranges by Haines Junction

Continued north on the Alaska Highway at Haines Junction, towards Kluane Lake.

Kluane Lake rest area and viewpoint
Views of Kluane Lake from the rest area

Sheep Mountain at Kluane Lake, Yukon
Sheep Mountain across Kluane Lake

Kluane Lake with fall colours
Sheep Mountain again, across Kluane Lake

Kluane Lake and Sheep Mountain
Another view of Sheep Mountain across Kluane Lake

Congdon Creek campground was quiet when we arrived in the afternoon so we parked in our favourite campsite and enjoyed some afternoon hiking with the dogs.

Hiking at Kluane Lake
Hiking along the Kluane Lake shoreline

Alaska Highway survey marker
Interesting survey marker on the ground

Kluane Lake
Kluane Lake

Our dog, Ursa

Snow on the mountains
Kluane Ranges with snow

We settled in for a quiet night, hoping for clear skies in the morning. 

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