3 June 2010 Skagway, AK to Haines Junction, YT


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Published: June 5th 2010
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Slept late today - - didn’t get up until 6:15 !!! We broke camp and got in line at the ferry loading parking lot at about 10:15. They finally started loading the ship about 11:15 - - we were almost the last two rigs on - - the wait listed people were after us, about 4 of them. Ship departed at 1:15 (an hour late). It was an hour of delightful scenery down to Haines. Since we were almost the last on, we were almost the first off. They crew were very good at giving driving instructions to back us to the point where we could drive straight out. Pretty drive up the Haines Hwy to Haines Junction. The only eagle we saw for sure was at Skagway while waiting to load onto the ferry. I did get a photo if it. There were beautiful glacier covered mountains along the Chilcat and Chilcoot Rivers. We topped out at about 3493 FT going over the Chilcat Pass. We were above the tree line at about 2000 ft, and stayed there for a long time. At one point, I think we were able to see the Wrangel- St. Elias Range which is significantly higher than the rest of the mountains we saw. We pulled into Fas Gas gas station/RV Park and found that they had lots of spaces available. But when we went in to register, we found out that the restrooms are out of order, hence the vacancies !! Wound up at Kluane RV Park - - very plain, but very satisfactory. Hoping to make it to Tok, AK tomorrow.



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