Yukon Sights by Sue Thomas

Kluane Lake, AK Hwy to Million Dollar Falls, Haines Hwy

6 September 2016

We woke up to an overcast sky, with clouds brushing the mountain tops. 

Kluane Ranges, Yukon
View of the Kluane Ranges to the west of Congdon Creek campground

The weather wasn't good enough for kayaking or hiking so we decided to move on.

Sheep Mountain
Dall sheep on Sheep Mountain beside Kluane Lake

Slims River Flats
Slims River mudflats - looking west from the Alaska Highway

St Elias Mountains
View to the west from the Alaska Highway as we headed to Haines Junction

At Haines Junction, we turned south on the Haines Highway. Some friends were at Haines, Alaska and we thought we might meet up with them somewhere along the way.

Dezadeash River
Dezadeash River at Haines Junction 

Mountain View
Looking west to the Kluane Ranges near Haines Junction 

Southbound Haines Hwy
Approaching Dezadeash Lake, southbound 

Haines Hwy
Fall colours on the mountains beside Dezadeash Lake

Fall Colours

Fall Colours

It was near lunchtime so we decided to pull into Dezadeash Lake campground.

Dezadeash lake campground
Entrance to Dezadeash Lake Yukon Gov't campground

Fall colours on the mountains
Southbound on the Haines Highway near Klukshu

We drove to the Haines Summit in the rain and dampness. Not too many pictures due to the weather. At the summit, we decided to turn around and head back to the Million Dollar Falls Yukon Gov't campground to overnight.


Haines Hwy
Approaching the Yukon border northbound

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