The drive from Whitehorse was pretty good, had one stretch of gravel for 7 or 8 miles that was nasty but seeing the grizzly bear made up for that. This bear was digging furiously for something on the same side of the road I was on so my first images were taken through the windshield. The. he crossed the road and grazed on the weeds along the edge and I was able to take some good photographs of him. He didn’t seem to mind the traffic much but when a couple of big class A’s blew by him he reared up and ran off a bit. I don’t blame him at all.
I decided to take a side trip to Haines, the drive down from Haines Jct. was just OK. The clouds were very low and it drizzled most of the way. I have a feeling the views are spectacular but there was no way to appreciate them.
It did seem that around every curve there were more mountains with snow on them.
Friday afternoon and Sat. morning were wet and cold but then the sun came out so I went off to see what I could see. Saw some RVs loading on to the ferry and wish I had taken a few photographs. They have to back on down a narrow ramp and then around the corner. There were some big 5th wheelers and a class A in line for that bit of fun. Glad I wasn’t among them.
The drive along the inlet to the Chilkoot River is a nice one, spotted a couple of eagles, but since it is too early for salmon there weren’t any bears out.
On the way back into town I pulled off to get a wonderful image of the town backed by more snow capped mountains. This place reminds me of photos of Norway.