Day 10 – Pictures

Rather than try to update the last post, here are some pictures on the road from Whitehorse, YT to Tok, AK.

This is a small herd of “wild” Yukon horses along the road northwest of Whitehorse.  According to some locals, they are feral horses that were let loose/escaped from miners in the area.  People still feed them, but they roam free.

This is a picture of one of the peaks that make-up the Kluane ice fields.  One of the largest terrestrial ice fields in the northern hemisphere.  The runoff feeds streams and rivers which eventually drain into Lake Kluane.

Speaking of which, this is a picture of Lake Kluane.  Another large, natural glacial lake in the Yukon.  Unlike the US, there is no development other than a small community, Destruction Bay, and the lake is relative pristine.

Entering Alaska.

The US customs/border check at mile 1221 of the Alaska Highway.

A lake along the road just after the border check in the Wrangell-Saint Elias National Refuge/Preserve.

More Arctic Lupine (I’m gonna call them Alaska Bluebonnets) along the road.

This is the Tanana River.  Because of drought its quite low and the boat ramp is about 30 feet from the water.