As we neared Haines Junction where you head up north to Destruction Bay, you also have a choice to go south to Haines, Alaska. Joe said "I have a thought, why don't we go see Haines as we probably won't otherwise if we head up to Dawson City at the last part of our trip out of Alaska." I said why not. The scenery along the Haines Hwy route is incredible. You have the St Elias Mountains and the Kluane National Park on the west side. Snow everywhere including on the ground on the side of the road in some areas as you climb the Chilkat Pass and rivers and lakes dot the landscape.
Haines, Alaska is located on Portage Cove, Chilkoot Inlet, on the upper arm of the Lynn Canal and is the northern end of where you can take the Alaska Marine Hwy by ferry to Juneau and on south to Vancouver and places in between. Our campground for a few days is Oceanside RV Park, which is right on the Chilkoot Inlet of the Canal. I actually called on the road to make reservations and the owner asked if we wanted to participate in the crab potluck. They are boiling crabs and you can buy some and then everyone brings a side dish Sounded good to us.
The campground has 23 back in sites that are close together However the view out our front window is amazing.
|Across the road in back of us|
|View in front of us|
|Harbor View from our site|
|Another view of the Lynn Canal in front of us|