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Aug 8, 2018 - Destruction Bay, YT, Canada

Traveled most of the day in the rain on the Alaska Hwy. the road was in a great state of disrepair from Beaver Creek to Destruction Bay. We are out of Alaska today for good, as far as this trip is concerned, after having spent about six weeks touring there. Our time there was really good and definitely scratched our itch to experience”the last frontier”. We stayed at Congdon Provincial campground for the night.

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Jun 19, 2018 - Travel to Destruction Bay

Drove to Chilkat Lake (along the river) to hopefully see bears fishing; it was a pretty drive but no bears today. We talked to some folks that stayed the night there and said there were not any bears there yesterday either. We have been told by multiple people that this is one of the best places in all Alaska to see bears fishing and eating them. Our guess is that the fish aren't running here right now. It is a short drive to this location and worth the effort to drive to. We then drove north from Haines until we got back on the Alaska...

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Aug 6, 2017 - Destruction Bay, Yukon Territory

Mike and Patti left and we stayed a couple more days waiting for our mail which arrived, so we are heading towards Destruction Bay of Kluane Lake in Yukon Territory. We had some pretty water and mountain views and were traveling on the east side of the glacial Coastal Mountains of Alaska. We crossed the border into Yukon and had a bit of a rough road, lots of frost heaves as usual and more road construction. This was a long tiring day’s drive. We stopped at pull-off (for a roadhouse café) and fixed lunch in coach. Since we are now back on...

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Aug 26, 2016 - Destruction Bay, YT on way to Skagway, AK

Aug 26 Destruction Bay,BC On the road again after a one night stay. This was 225 miles and about a 6 hours drive due to more road construction, dirt roads and rain. Destruction Bay is a wide spot in the road. The lake and surrounding mountains are beautiful. The town got it name after wind greater than 100miles an hour blew through and collapsed all the buildings of a military highway construction camp. We learned to do native bead work. Very tedious but fun. The manager of the rv park provided us with a musical show of a local artist,...

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Aug 22, 2016 - Destruction Bay, YK

August 22, 2016 We had 2013 Las Rocas Garnacha (Spanish) along with beef stroganoff that was delicious! I don’t know why I don’t make these dishes at home! As I mentioned last night, we are backtracking southeast on the Alaska Hwy which is nestled next to the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, the east of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, the Kluane National Park and the glaciated area of the St. Elias mountain. Having said that, today was completely different from our ride 3 weeks ago because of the sunny/clear weather,...

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Aug 15, 2016 - Tok to Destruction Bay

Tok to Destruction Bay Late start today, were only driving about 175 miles. Made it over the border, no problems at Customs. Don't know why Customs always makes me tense, I never have had an issue. Decided to stop at Buckshot Bettys for lunch, they had a big add in the Milepost, so I thought we would give them a try. Leisurely lunch as that seems to be the only pace they have. Watched a bit of the Olympics on their TV while waiting, little did we know what was awaiting us down the road. The road became quite rough, washboard, puddles, mud,...

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Aug 11, 2016 - Day 46 Destruction Bay, YT

Day 46. Cottonwood campground. On the largest lake in YT. Probably my second favorite campground. Again no tourist attractions around, except some glacier viewing, via airplane. However, are favorite campsites there are on the lake. Bad part is that the sites on the lake are only 15 amps. (Had to turn everything off so I could use my hairdryer) But I'll suffer for the view and the sound of the waves. Had huge winds from early evening and all night, kept the waves up. Took a long walk on the beach (rocky). Nice tailwind going out, but we had...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Jul 30, 2016 - Haines to Destruction Bay

July 30, 2016 Awoke to sunshine and consider ourselves fortunate! We bought more groceries as we won’t see towns of any size for a day or so. Want to have a mix of meals so that we can dry camp if necessary. We are headed north on the Haines Highway towards Haines Junction, 146 miles. It is the first time for our following the Milepost which details nearly every mile providing sightseeing opportunities, road conditions, wildlife etc. Our first stop was the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. We didn’t expect to see any birds (and didn’t) but...

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Jul 27, 2016 - Destruction Bay, Yukon Territory, Canada

Destruction Bay, Yukon Territory, Canada On July 25th we drove into the Yukon Territory from Tok, Alaska- about 100 miles- officially the tour of Alaska was over and we had a nice easy crossing at the border into Canada. We were on a beautiful scenic highway that runs along the Kluane Game Sanctuary with mountain ranges on both sides. However because this is construction time, most of the road was dusty with loose gravel, so Val was able to enjoy the scenery, but Joe's eye had to be on the road and we made slow time. The 200 miles took...

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Alaska Trip 2016

Jul 25, 2016 - Wolf!

We left Tok RV Village a little after 11 this morning, heading for Destruction Bay. We were going by the Tetlin Wildlife Refuge and decided to stop. It is a very interesting building. It took 4 months to build with hand hewn spruce logs. Up in the eaves of the building were these nests, I thought they looked similar to the barn swallow nests back home. Karen inquired inside what they were and found out they are cliff swallows. You can see them peeking out of the nests.We were on roads like this for part of the day. In 10 hours we traveled...

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Jul 18, 2016 - Day 22 Destruction Bay, YT

Day 22. Cottonwood RV Park. Stayed at this park last trip. This time we got a primo site. Backed up to the lake. Only problem is it's only 15 amps and no water. For the view, I'll take it. Very picturesque. Drive was short today which I like. By the Kluane mountains which are really beautiful. They are home to the world's largest non polar alpine Icefields. Didn't say how big it is. Saw a sign that said "vegetation Destruction". They were clearing the sides of the road, munching down small trees. Destruction Bay was a maintenance area when...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Jun 22, 2016 - Whitehorse to Congdon Creek Campground

we departed Whitehorse headed toward Tok, we made it just past Haines Junction, and stayed at Congdon Creek campground short of Destruction Bay. We experienced a lot of frost heaves in the road along with some road construction, pilot car, long stretches of gravel, etc., so we didn't make it as far as we would have liked to, however, we did experience some of the most breath taking scenery yet on this trip. We also stopped at the visitor center in Haines Junction which had free wifi and is a beautiful facility. We continued on thru the...

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Alaska 2016

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