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Haines Junction to Kluane Lake, Yukon

1 September 2009 - Tuesday

The first task of our day is a dog walk to prepare the dogs for a day of driving.
The Alsek Trail can be accessed from the Kluane RV Park and was a good dog walk.
The scenery was also very nice as we walked the loop. 

Haines Junction, Yukon
View from the Alsek Trail near Haines Junction, Yukon 

We did not pull out until about noon! The skies were once again blue and the colours intense as twe headed towards Kluane Lake.

Haines Junction, Yukon
View north of Haines Junction, northbound on the Alaska Highway

Kluane Lake is the largest lake in the Yukon. We love the area and have explored many of the backroads. See my other page with numerous pictures of the sights around Kluane area.

Haines Junction, Yukon
Approaching Kluane Lake, northbound with the rest area/viewpoint to the right 

Haines Junction to Kluane Lake, Yukon
North & westbound on the south side of Kluane Lake with Sheep Mountain on the right 

Haines Junction to Kluane Lake, Yukon
Approaching the Slims River bridge crossing on the southwest end of Kluane Lake 

The highway has been rebuilt through this area, including a new Slim's River Bridge.

Apprpoaching Slims River Bridge over Kluane Lake, Yukon
Approaching Slim's River Bridge construction site on the southwest edge of Kluane Lake

We looked forward to stopping at our favourite campground on the shores of Kluane Lake.

Congdon Creek campground on Kluane Lake, Yukon
Entrance to Congdon Creek Campground south of Destruction Bay

A few weeks earlier the campground was closed, but now was closed to only tent camping. Previously we had seen grizzly bears in the area, so knew well enough to be bear cautious. 

Congdon Creek campground on Kluane Lake, Yukon

Our favourite campsite was available when we arrived, which made the day perfect!

We drove to the Burwash Landing Resort for dinner.
The drive back to the campground was enjoyable with the sun behind us.

Kluane Lake, Yukon
Southbound between Burwash Landing and Destruction Bay 

At the campground the dogs enjoyed a walk along the shore. The wind was blowing. We hoped it would settle overnight and make kayaking a possibility the next morning.

Kluane Lake, Yukon
South view of Kluane Lake near Congdon Creek Yukon gov't campground 

Kluane Lake, Yukon
Tazz enjoying Kluane Lake as the sun starts to set, looking north the shoreline

Kluane Lake, Yukon
Looking southward from the shore near our campsite as the sun is setting

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Warm fuzzies spotted on our dog walk around the campground

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