On Friday we had a bit of a sleep-in… re: we got up about 8:30-9am (to me this isn’t really a sleep in, but for others in the group it is a huge sleep in!) We headed into Haines to do some exploring… we stopped off at the visitors centre…then headed to the Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre. After we walked through the displays, we wandered past the Hammer Museum…which is one of the ONLY hammer museums in the USA.
At the suggestion of the volunteer at the museum we headed out of town in the opposite direction of our campground from the night before to go to the Chilkat State Campground. We decided to have a picnic inside of the camper because of the bugs! But then went outside to explore and take some photos… It was such a gorgeous day. I was so happy that the mist was just hovering in spots, but we could see the peaks of the mountains.
We headed back into Haines to find the Haines Brewery… It was in this old building that was part of the set that was built for the Disney Movie “White Fang” which was filmed in Haines!
So here’s a map I just found…it totally shows the route that we did the second week of our trip. Just for people that like maps but don’t necessarily want to google them for themselves! Here you go… We did Whitehorse to Carcross to Skagway (via car) then Skagway to Haines (via ferry) then Haines to Haines Junction to Whitehorse (via car).
There were stellar views from the truck on our trek today…
We arrived in Haines Junction… after a brief stop we got back on the road. At this point we were all pretty tired, and just wanted to get back to Whitehorse…and out of the truck! (I can’t remember right now how many Kilometres we have travelled…I’m sure Kara can let us know at some point in the future…but it was a lot!) The 2nd reason we wanted to get back to Whitehorse was we wanted to make the late showing of a movie, but that’s another story for another time!
…up next… our last day together in Whitehorse!