Monday, June 13, 2011

Carcross to Haines Junction

Sunday morning (June 12th) we left our camp site about 8:45 and got to Whitehorse, Yukon with time to spare before going to church so we stopped at the S.S. Klondike Ship that is dry docked in a park for visitor observation.  We left the R.V. at the park and drove our car to the Nazarene Church in Whitehorse.  The congregation was celebrating their 19th year of children’s ministry so the program was prepared especially for the benefit of the children.  After church we went back to our R.V. and ate lunch and then took a drive to Miles Canyon at Schwatka Lake where took lots of pictures from the lookout and suspension bridge.  From there we stopped in Whitehorse and purchased some supplies including a gasoline fill-up and headed out toward Haines Junction.  The drive to Haines Junction was only 140 miles however we did encounter a stretch of very rough gravel road.  One vehicle was pulling a boat trailer and passed us very aggressively which caused loose gravel to sling by us.  Stanley and I both saw a good size stone coming toward the windshield; I applied the brakes as Stanley braced for the stone that appeared to be coming at us.  Miraculously the stone missed us and no damage was done.  We arrived in Haines Junction safe and sound about 8:45 for a two night stay at Kluane R.V. Kampground.
 Stanley at S.S. Llondike
 Miles Canyon at Whitehorse
 Wild Flowers along the way
 Marie and Mary Jane on the suspension bridge
Another interesting bridge

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