Kluane Lake is our favourite area in the Yukon. Kluane
is pronounced, "kloo-wah-nee".
It's more than the lake ... it's the hills, mountains, trails, history, wildlife and it's a feeling of peace.
Also see photos from my page dedicated to the Silver City historical area.
And more photos of this area are on my Alaska Highway page, which also includes:
The Globe & Mail ran this article on March 26, 2011, including reference to our travels in this area: Leave the paved road behind to experience Kluane’s grandeur
On the south side of Kluane Lake, there are many areas to stop and enjoy the surroundings. The rest area from which I took the photos below would have been a great overnight boondock spot.
A viewpoint near the south shore of the lake provides a great opportunity for pictures of the mountain ranges and lake.
Also, keep your eyes open for the locals:
Another Ursa (our dog) on the shore of Kluane Lake:
In March 2011, I enjoyed a drive from Whitehorse to Bear Creek, just north of Haines Junction. While we didn't reach Kluane Lake, the mountains in the Kluane area were spectacular in the brilliant sunshine. Visit my page for March 2011 to see more.
Also see my March 2012 trip to Kluane Lake for a picnic by its shore.
There is a rough, single lane road that follows the east shore of Kluane Lake from the south end. The fifth wheel was left behind at the campground while we explored.
The road was rough and required several creek crossings.
Eventually we encountered a creek we thought best to NOT cross. We had travelled about 15 miles in 3 hours to reach this point.
And so the truck did a 180 and we headed back to camp. Sigh ...