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Destruction Bay, Yukon

Nearing the Canada-Alaska border, we drove through Destruction Bay, another favorite locale on my itinerary. Originally a facility used during the construction of the Alaska Highway in 1943, it is now a (very) small village on Kluane Lake. The name comes from a destructive storm that caused much damage during highway construction. Nothing special about the "town" - gas available, some lodging and food also - but the real appeal to me is the scenery as you drive around the shore of the lake and the wildlife that can be seen if you are lucky. On this trip, we enjoyed the colorful mountains, the broad expanse of the lake and - by chance - a close encounter with a brown bear (read grizzly) that crossed our path. No need to stop here, but just drive to enjoy the view, it is truly breathtaking!

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