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Kluane Lake - Congdon Creek campground

2 September 2009 - Wednesday

The wind blew throughout the night and continued in the morning.
The blue sky eased my disappointment at not having a lake calm enough for a kayak outing!

Kluane Lake, Yukon
Looking south on the Alaska Highway from near the entrance to Congdon Creek campground 

On the start of a hiking trail, the sign marking the boundary of the Kluane National Park blended well with the scenery and was peeking from behind some shrubs.

Sign at Kluane National Park, Yukon
Sign marking the boundary of the Kluane National Park on the west side of the Alaska Highway

At the campsite, Steve readied his bike for an adventure. I looked forward to enjoying the sun and lake.

Congdon Creek, similar to many of the creeks descending on the west side of Kluane Lake, was wide and rocky. During our September visit, the water was barely there!

Montesa trials ride up Congdon Creek, Yukon
Steve's Montesa trials bike parked at the start of his ride up Congdon Creek

The creek bed was the trail; Steve slowly but surely traversed the rocks and boulders on the way up. At one point, the creek narrowed so much his bike barely fit through the gap.

Congdon Creek ride with Montesa trials bike
The creek bed narrowed higher in the hills above the tree line

Congdon Creek in Kluane National Park
Looking down the creek area

Montesa trials ride up Congdon Creek
The fall colours provided a spectacular backdrop

Steve rode for a few hours. While he was up the creek  I was enjoying the brilliant sunshine.

Kluane Lake, Yukon
View eastward from the shore near our campsite at Congdon Creek Yukon gov't campground

After supper, it was time for another exploration of the area.
We drove along the old Alaska Highway near the shore of the lake.

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