Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Haines to Whitehorse

Left Haines in the rain, well mist actually.  At the top of the pass fog  for several miles. 

Then clear sunny skies. Stopped at Million Dollar Falls.

And this wonderful old bridge, not used anymore but still intact.

Took a side trip to see the Village of Champagne.  We don’t think anyone lives here now.


It was a mostly uneventful drive until we were about 30 miles from Whitehorse.  That’s when a tire on the trailer lost tread.  About an hour later we were back on the road with help from some Alberta fellows, Thanks guys!  Since both campgrounds are well out of town, we decided to camp at Wal Mart, needed some provisions anyway.  Next morning we went looking for a tire.  Well this Wal Mart does not carry trailer tires so over to Canadian Tire, not there either.  The Goodyear dealer didn’t have any in stock so he sent us to Integra Tire.  They had what we needed for a very reasonable price.  Left the tire and got provisions.  After lunch we took the trailer over to Integra and they changed out the tires for us. 

Back to WM, then off to the Wild Animal Preserve out Takini Road. Saw some Caribou, Mule Deer, Bison, Muskox, Snowshoe Hares, Elk, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goats and Thinhorn sheep.  Also lots of bear popsicles ( AKA Arctic Ground Squirrels, these little critters are true hibernators).  Didn’t see the Lynx or the Arctic Fox. 

Then we went in search of the Mining and rail museum.  Took a wrong turn and ended up at the Marsh flats where we saw Eagles.

That’s all for now!

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