We left Beaver Creek late in the afternoon on June 22, planning to stay the night at the Snag Junction Yukon Government campground, which is about a half hour south of Beaver Creek. The campground was busier than expected so the truck instead headed down a nearby side road that we had explored a couple of days before. There is a good boondock site with a decent area to launch a canoe.
The evening was windy; even so, Steve tried his luck fishing. Turned out he did not have any luck at all!
Woke to a rainy, overcast day. The wind had settled though.
I expected to have a dismal day taking pictures. This area is a good area for seeing moose though, so kept my eyes sharp. Sure enough! Within a few minutes there was a cow moose and calf alongside a lake. Almost too far away for the 12x optical zoom on the camera! Even so, the picture is a little rough ...
As the truck crossed the bridge over the White River I looked westward up the river. And there was another cow with calf! Steve could not stop the truck in time for me to get a decent picture, so I pressed the shutter as the truck moved along.
The cow and her calf are visible in the picture below, but barely.
Below are those two again in an enlarged portion of the picture. Likely mom moose was standing guard while calf enjoyed a drink of water.
I decided to keep the camera ready for the possibility there would be more moose along the road. Sure enough, a little later I got a good shot through the windshield!
Then very soon another one, a bull this time, and another shot through the window.
Then again, with a couple of bulls making a quick exit right!!
The rainy cool day may have been the cause for the many moose-sightings, with a total of 8 moose between Snag and Donjek River! Our dog, Jake, was especially frantic about all the activity!
As we approached the Donjek River, I had mixed feelings about the new river crossing. Yes, it looks good, but I will miss the old bridge which has been there since I can remember!
We arrived at our favourite campground alongside Kluane Lake, the Congdon Creek Yukon Gov't campground, in the early afternoon. After unhooking the trailer and a quick lunch, we headed out for some exploring.
First, we headed south through the construction area north of the Slim's River bridge.
And ventured to another of our favourite spots, Silver City.