Sunday, July 21, 2013

Alaska 2013, Day 49, Tok to Haines

Saturday July 20, 2013

It rained all the way to Haines Junction today.

The road is really bad after the border (Beaver Creak to Destruction Bay). Lots of frost heaves and gravel patches.  By Haines the jeep was really covered with dirt. South end of Kluane Lake had 3-5' waves on the beach with the wind.

150 Mi Haines Jct to Haines mostly through parkland (Kluane Provincial Park), really pretty. We saw a pair of trumpeter swans on lots of the ponds.  At the Tetlin Wildlife Preserve headquarters they said swans won't tolerate another nesting pair on their pond.

We had a moose cross the road right in front of us north of Kluane Lake/Burwash Landing. Saw a black bear near next to the road close to theYukon/BC border.

The pass into Haines is wide open and empty.

Long day, left 9 AM, got into Haines Hitch-Up campground around 7:30 PM.  The campground is pretty empty.

 446 miles today.

7783 miles so far.


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