2009 Alaska travel blog

Destruction Bay, YT - Congdon Creek Campground - Site 28

Destruction Bay, YT - Congdon Creek Campground - Site 28 - Doris...

Kluane Lake near our campsite

Haines, AK to Destruction Bay, YT 1

Haines, AK to Destruction Bay, YT 2

Haines, AK to Destruction Bay, YT 3

Haines, AK to Destruction Bay, YT 4

Haines, AK to Destruction Bay, YT 5

Haines, AK to Destruction Bay, YT 6

Haines, AK to Destruction Bay, YT 7

Haines, AK to Destruction Bay, YT 8

Haines, AK to Destruction Bay, YT 9

Haines, AK to Destruction Bay, YT 10

Our campground had the same wildflowers that were along the road

A close-up of the wildflowers


We arrived at Congdon Creek Campground after about a five-hour drive from Haines. It was pretty uneventful except for about a half-hour wait at the Canada border for the motorhome in front of us to be inspected. I’m not sure what was going on but they really put them through the wringer and they were Canadians! They asked me about a dozen questions and then sent me on through. We got gas in Haines Junction, YT at 4.60 per gallon! Thank goodness we only needed 30 gallons to get it topped off to make it to Tok, AK. We did see a brown bear cub very briefly about an hour before we got to Haines Junction. I couldn’t stop the Mothership fast enough to stay and view it longer. When we gassed up at Haines Junction, another motorist told us that there was really a mother and two cubs that stayed visible for quite a while. Congdon Creek Campground is actually a few miles south of Destruction bay at kilometer marker 1366 and is a great place to stay. It has very nice, large pull-throughs that allowed us to keep Libby hooked up for the trip to Tok tomorrow. They have back-in sites right on the lake but we were happier with the pull-through. There is only one other RV in this particular loop and there is no one within 100 yards of us. We have no hookups, no cell and not sat – other than that it was great.

We set up, made a fire and cooked some brats and Doris had her roasted strawberry marshmallows. After the fire burned down we took a little walk to the lake and Doris collected some pebbles. The view of the lake is really beautiful. It is a deep shade of blue and was a little choppy today with the winds being up. We head to Tok tomorrow and will only be staying one night before proceeding to Valdez. For those of you that have our itinerary, you will notice that we left Haines a couple of days early and are cutting a day off our first visit to Tok so that we will have time to add Valdez after Tok.

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