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Aug 17, 2016 - Kathleen Lake and Silver City

Another lazy morning. Last night, even though it was nice and sunny during the day, the temp went down to 1C, about 34F. No matter how you say it, it is pretty cold for the middle of August! Autumn colors are starting to appear here in the Yukon, and the fireweed barely has any blooms left. Winter, they say, occurs 6 weeks after the fireweed stops blooming. Across from our campsite was the trail head to Kathleen Lake. Only the very beginning and end were level, the remainder of the trail was a steady decline. We made it down to the lake,...

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Aug 16, 2016 - Kluane National Park.

After another late start, we left the campground at about 1130 but we planned on only going to Haines Junction less than 50 miles away. Kluane NP is part of Parks Canada and the other half of Wrangell/St Elias NP in the US. This is the largest park in Canada, together with Wrangell/St Elias and the Glacier Parks on the Inside Passage, it is the largest park in North American. It contains the highest mountains in Canada and is a newer mountain range that is still growing every year. We stopped at the Kluane NP Visitor Center in Haines...

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Jul 26, 2012 - Where have all the animals gone?

Thursday was another excursion day, but this time we all stayed together. We boarded a bus for a bit of a drive to Kathleen Lake where some people were going off to hike or take a boat ride around the lake. Being that Mom's knees were still unhappy from her other hiking experience, we opted for the boat ride. Kathleen Lake is a small lake being only 10 miles long, but it is extremely deep - 350+ ft in spots. Like I mentioned before, just as most of the US has been experiencing extra hot weather this summer, Alaska and the Yukon have been...

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Jun 26, 2011 - Kluane National Park

We headed south again seeing 4 Black Bears, 2 Grizzlies and a porcupine. Our swans were back on the nest but rather than waiting for another family outing we decided to turn back to Lake Kathleen and more bear watching. We were rewarded with three Black Bears within a few miles and a two year old light colored bear at the Dandelion Buffet that is about 29 Kilometers’ from camp. After having lunch and a shower we headed back to the dandelion Buffet for the evening. On the way we saw two Black Bear run across the road and up the hill faster...

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Jun 25, 2011 - Kluane National Park

In the morning we headed south towards Million Dollar Falls. On the way we spotted 2 Black Bear, 2 Brown Bear (Grizzlies) a porcupine and two Coyotes. Just Past the Million Dollar Campground we saw two Trumpeter Swans one sitting on a nest. We stopped and watched them and o our surprise and enjoyment the Hen stood up to reveal 6 Cygnets. The hen and Bull took their 6 offspring out for a swim and feeding experience. We headed back to camp for lunch and a quick trip into Haines for gas for our evening adventure. In the evening we saw Black...

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Jun 24, 2011 - Kluane National Park

Whitehorse will be the last town of any size for the next two weeks so some grocery shopping was in order. After we replenished our supplies we head out on the Alaskan Highway, traveling a 100 mile stretch that we had missed on our last trip in 2008. When we Reached Haines Junction we took a detour south o Kathleen Lake campground a spot that we had stayed in 2008. We took this detour based on information that we has received from a environmental engineer from Papa New Genie. He is working in the Yukon for a mining company and one of his...

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