South towards Whitehorse, day 24

Gravel Lake. You can see the clouds reflected in it. Around noon, we bid farewell to the “Coast Guard” and headed southbound towards Whitehorse. We stopped to do a quick car wash that took just the first coat of mud off. The floor of the carwash was covered in mud. There was no soap setting just water under pressure.
This Christmas tree would show off all our ornaments! Next we stopped at Gravel Lake, an important bird migration spot. After being so careful for 500 miles a rock finally found it’s way to our windshield. I was a little upset (those who know me, know what this means).
Five Fingers area. We also visited the Five Fingers Rapids Recreation Site and later learned about a layer of volcanic white ash (possible from St. Elias) that covered the southern Yukon Territory. You can see this layer clearer at cuts in the road about 1 foot below the surface.
Five Fingers area. We stopped at Pelly Crossing, which is on route of the Yukon Quest and one of the many sites owned by the First Nation. It was here that Debbie lost her idealistic view of the indian way of life. Sadly the government dole system has taken it’s toll on some of the First People as it has on many Indians.
Steps leading down towards the river. Time to camp (dry) at Twin Lakes Government Campground.
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