Haines has three really good museums, on the native culture, the Eagle and other local rapturous, and the sleeper of all museums, the HAMMER museum. Then it was back to the camper to watch the eagles and fet ready for a special crab banquet here at the campground. From early morning to evening we are entertained by the eagle's. Some are the young being looked over by the elders and other are those looking for mates.
Yesterday we took the camper off of "the old" pickup and drove out to see another glacier (hanging type), a fish processor, and watch the cruise ships pass on their way to Skagway.
This is the best view and it's right from our camper door. Then a quick drive up the Chilkat River to watch the fly fishermen fish for the huge salmon.
This morning we woke up to find 72 RV's parked with us at the Walmart in Whitehorse, Yukon. My guess is a journey to Alaska has something to do with it.
Boy, time for us here in Alaska is running short... We just pulled back into Whitehorse, Yucon, to have a small leak fixed in our front tire While here we had a great "late lunch / early dinner" and have settled in at Walmart for the evening. Tomorrow we're heading to Takhini Hot Springs (about 20 miles outside of Whitehorse) for a couple of days before moving down to Haines, Alaska were we'll be catching our ferry to Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The weather is still holding for us and we hope it will be as good or better when we get back home.
Good morning and goodbye Dawson... We head to Whitehorse today with several stops along the way. But first..."In the grass and weeds" we found this old Ford rusting away just down the streetfrom the older cemetery. Unfortunately most of the markers were not readable any longer becauseof the rotted wood but afew of them we could read the birth dates to be the early 1800''s. The first cabin belonged to the poet Robert Service. The second was the place that the author Jack London lived...
Finally the Yukon River and the free ferry ride across to see and explore the history of Dawson City... It still has the feel of the gold rush days and that makes it a real joy to finally get here.
Our drive to Tok was quite quick but then from there to Chicken time was something we just had to put behind us. The dirt roads had recently been plowed and we were grateful for that. Chicken was much smaller than I had imagined and of course very expensive. About 5 miles further out we found a Forest service campground. We were 1 of 3 others there and with the border crossing open only from 8 to 8, there was no vehicle traffic to spill the quiet serenity of this beautiful outback. This was and still is GOLD territory with private stakes all along the river banks. Large "Sluice" machines dotted the river for miles.