Once the train arrived back in Skagway, we jumped in the car and tore out toward Canada. Again, the drive was awesome! British Columbia is definitely an area we would like to explore further. We climbed high in elevation and took in mountains, rocky and barren of vegetation. These kind of mountains would fit in perfectly with the mountains out west. Eventually, we came to many beautiful lakes and rivers.
It wasn't long before we spotted movement and discovered that it was a large black bear. These wary bears were often harder to spot as they are more at home in wooded areas, especially when grizzlies share this same territory. This one seemed to be in great health with a lush black coat.
We came to an area known as Carcross Desert which again would remind you of something out west. However, this isn't really a desert at all. It was actually created by a long gone glacial lake. Only 640 acres of the silt and sand dunes are left for us to realize how magestic the lake must have been.
We drove further into the Yukon, and our handy Milepost guidebook mentioned watching for elk in a certain area. Sure enough, we soon spotted 2 females, one collared and tagged, in a meadow.
This was way cool as none of us had ever seen an elk in the wild before. We continued on the journey, driving through Whitehorse and arriving in Haines Junction for the night.