Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A few days down by Fraser, the BC Alaska border crossing

To get to Alaska from Carcross you have to go through BC. The American and Canadian border crossings are 20 kms apart. Fraser is the BC side - some good skiing around there. Went up by Fraser Lake - yet another one - in late spring - not the greatest visibility. It is possible to get to the Chilkoot Trail from the lake by hiking over a low pass.

From an earlier trip to Skagway, just north of boarder control - The White Pass rail line snakes along the lake - same atmospherics, lol

Skiing just south of the border control - still in BC mind you.

The same day back towards Carcross / Tagish Lake / Conrad Historical site and by some of the old mine workings from Montana Mountain / Venus Mine - remains of a tramway that was used to bring ore from the mine site down to the lake for shipping. Of course no one thought to check about the quality of the ore and the whole thing went belly up after a while due to poor returns. A lot of this is underwater when lake levels rise in the summer.

Copious willows around the area responding to spring

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