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Beaver Creek to Kluane Lake - Alaska Highway, Yukon

20 September 2014 - Saturday

Hmmm...tried to prepare breakfast this morning but the propane wasn't working right. Wouldn't even boil the kettle for coffee. So we walked over to Ida's Cafe for breakfast and pondered what to do without propane.

Must be time to hit the road. Too bad! We had hoped to visit more in Beaver Creek!

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Looking northwest from the Alaska Highway

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Mountains to the west of the Alaska Highway

Around Beaver Creek there is much permafrost and frozen ground. Thus the trees don't grow tall. These trees have been this size since I was a kid, I'm sure!

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Spruce and marsh over permafrost along the Alaska Highway

At the White River we decided to take a walk to the river's edge.

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Looking west towards the White River bridge

The river seemed low, very low.

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Looking east on the White River, with Horsecamp Hill on the left

Further along we again bumped along the highway.

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Road damage due to the permafrost

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The stretches of highway under repair were gravel

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Marshy lake areas to the west of the Alaska Highway

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West on the Donjek River

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The Duke River

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Soutbound towards Burwash Landing with Kluane Lake in the distance

Stopped at Destruction Bay to get some propane. BUT the tank was almost full -- what? After hooking it back up, it worked fine. Hmmmm...

So we carried on. Pulled into Congdon Creek campground again, BUT our favourite spot was occupied. So we decided to continue south and look for a spot to pull in for the night.

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Alongside Kluane Lake

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Kluane Lake

Steve decided to drop his line into the lake while I prepared dinner. Within minutes a trout was on the hook! This meant steak and fresh trout for dinner - YUM!

Steve and his trout

After dinner we settled in for a quiet evening around the fire.

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Colourful evening beside Kluane Lake 

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