Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Golden Circle: Wrapping up and winding down

After our flightseeing over the icefields, we visited Silver City, a ghost town from the early1900's near Kluane Lake.  It was quite spooky, especially with no one else around - a stark reminder of mortality after that ride to heaven among the icefields.

Our last day in Kluane National Park, we did an easy hike along the river bank just to capture some of the smaller things in nature to transition us back to life without the mountains.  The younger part of our group went on to do the King's Throne hike, a strenuous half day affair for the energetic.

This has been one of the most spectacular trips of our lives - one that we will be savouring for years to come.  

Bald eagle in flight near Kluane Lake

Kluane Lake

Silver City ghost town 

Surprised to see an actual old car with engine beside a house

Hike along the banks of the Dezadeash River - wherever you look in Kluane, you'll see the mountains

Some of the small things we noticed on the hike...because we were looking down instead of up at the mountains! 

This butterfly is called "Cloudless sulphur"...

Tiger Swallowtail!

Peaceful Kathleen Lake in Kluane National Park - the King's Throne, sitting above the lake, is appropriately name

This was a trip of a lifetime!