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Beautiful Drive to Haines, Alaska

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

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We have beautiful, blue skies this morning. Great day for our scenic drive between Haines Junction and Haines!

We make lots of stops today. There are lots of snow-covered mountains and beautiful scenery to look at, PLUS IT IS NOT CLOUDY OR RAINING!!!



Joe sees snow along the road and asks to stop to play in the snow, so we make a stop for a few quick snowballs.

Before we get to the Canadian/US border, we see bears walking along the road at 3 different places. This is supposed to be a great road to see bears and eagles.
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This is the 3rd time we’re crossing into Alaska on the trip, but the first time we’ve had good weather for the crossing.

We arrive at Haines HitchUp RV Park. This place is almost full, mostly due to an Excel 5th wheel caravan, but we have a spot reserved. So we set up, get some groceries, have dinner, and then take a drive to Chilkoot Lake. Pretty area. We see several eagles, along with some unusual ducks.

The Chilkoot Lake empties into the Chilkoot River and they (the state fish and wildlife management?) actually count the number of salmon that travel up the river. There’s a guy sitting on a platform in the middle of the river counting them as they travel through the opening. I’m not sure why he’s counting them, but that is certainly a unique job.

Here's a nice photo of Haines, Alaska that I took on the way back to the trailer:

We drive back to the trailer, but it is so nice out (and of course still light out at 9pm) that I take a walk into town and to the small boat harbor. Hopefully it will be a nice day out tomorrow, but you never know…

Posted by jengelman 13:50 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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