The summer of 2008, the new Donjek River Bridge was open and the old bridge remained in place to the west. In 2010 the old bridge and its approaches were gone.
In June 2008 we saw 8 moose between Snag and Kluane Lake, including two sets of moms with calf. It was raining so picture quality is bad.
Most of old bridges between Kluane and Beaver Creek have been replaced with bridges that don't have overhead structures. I miss them, including the White River bridge.
See the next page for pictures of Beaver Creek YT and on to Delta Junction AK
According to Wikipedia, Snag was first settled during the Klondike Gold Rush. Later it was the site of a military airfield, established as part of the Northwest Staging Route, which closed in 1968. In 1947, the village of Snag boasted a population of 8 to 10 natives and fur traders. An additional staff of 15-20 airport personnel — meteorologists, radio operators, aircraft maintenance men — lived at the airport barracks. My Dad, Jack Stalberg, joined them in the early 1950s.
There is very little left to see in Snag. The airfield is overgrown with trees, the federal government cleaned the site so little is left, and the road is a narrow, twisty road that required 4-wheel drive in 2008 due to the high water levels.
Snag also boasts the record-low temperature for North America.
On February 3, 1947 it was −81.4 F (-63C).
Do not drive into Snag with anything other than a 4x4, unless you are certain the road is passable. In June 2008 the one-lane road was in decent shape but there were several deep ponds that would have been impossible to drive through in a car.
In September 2013 crews were upgrading the road and replacing some culverts.