Yukon Sights by Sue Thomas

Silver City and Kluane Lake area, Yukon

23 June 2008 - continued

See my other pictures of Silver City, including pictures from winter and fall.

Silver City - access road at km 1636 (historical mile 1053)

The historical milepost marker was not on the Alaska Highway, maybe due to the construction taking place.  Even so, the access road to Silver City was in the same place.

Silver City was a trading post & roadhouse and included North West Mounted Police barracks in the early 1900s.  When I was a kid we often stopped to look at the ruins on our way home from Whitehorse.  For some reason, this historical community captures my imagination each time I am there. 

Cabin at Silver City, Yukon
Cabin at Silver City

Old log lodge at Silver City, Kluane Lake, Yukon
Backside of the largest log structure at Silver City

Log lodge at Silver City, Kluane Lake, Yukon
And the front side of the building pictured above

Cabin at Silver City, Kluane Lake, Yukon
Log building with dirt roof

Log building at Silver City, Kluane Lake, Yukon
Another log building at Silver City

Inside a Cabin at Silver City, Kluane Lake, Yukon
Interior of one of the log structures 

Jake, our big red dog, looked into one of the windows to check out a scent ...

checking inside a building at Silver City, Yukon
Jake, the dog, and Steve check inside one of the cabins

The scent was a rabbit, who patiently posed for a few pictures!

Rabbit at Silver City, Yukon
Inside one of the buildings there was a large rabbit who treated me to some poses

Near Silver City there is a road that heads north along the east side of Kluane Lake. 
This was our first time exploring this route. We encountered several creek crossings.

Creek crossing
Creek crossing on the east side of Kluane Lake

East side of Kluane Lake, Yukon
Looking west across Kluane Lake as we continued to head north

After about 30 km (19 miles) there was a wide creek crossing that we felt was too risky to attempt.  It had been a wet spring and this creek was running a bit high.  Steve wondered if I wanted to wade barefoot to test the waters; however, I politely declined.  And so we turned around.

Creek crossing east side of Kluane Lake, Yukon
Creek crossing that resulted in our turning back

East side of Kluane Lake, Yukon
Heading south on the east side of Kluane Lake

Lake and Kluane Lake, Yukon
Westward view from the road, across two lakes (the far lake at the base of the mountain is Kluane Lake)

We collected a great deal of mud on today's adventure.

Truck at Congdon Creek campground, Kluane Lake, Alaska Highway
Muddy truck and big red dog, Jake

A quiet night at Congdon Creek. No insects made for a pleasant evening by the campfire.

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