Gliding over glaciers
A big breakfast at Betty’s was followed by a drive around Beaver Creek with Sid. A sort of city tour if you will. And then we were off to Haines Junction, stopping along the way at Kluane museum of Natural History in Burwash Landing and Sheep Mountain interpretive center. Somewhere along the way here is where we saw some will bears and stopped to get a better look. One of the actually showed more interest in us and started advancing towards our car. Luckily, our host is much more experienced than us with advancing wild bears and jumped on the gas to have us safely on the way. The afternoon hd in store an experience I never knew I’d get to in this lifetime - flight-seeing over glaciers! At Kluane National Park, on an itty bitty 5 seater, my two travel friends and I trusted the pilot entirely with our lives as he expertly flew us over the park, its glaciers, mountains, wide expanses and breathtaking views at every turn. Although a little shaky to be on a plane that little, the weather was fairly stable and once in the air I was able to enjoy the vistas much more. I started out trying to take a picture at every sight that instilled awe but soon ran tired of that effort and just chose to enjoy nature’s beauty with my own eyes. Truly grateful for this one experience more than anything else on this entire trip. BTW fund act thrown in here - Kluane is home to Canada’s highest peak - Mt Logan, and to the world;s largest polar ice fields. The park is a UNESCO world heritage sight and the first that I have struck off my bucket list. Checked in at the Alcan Motor Inn (fantastic morning views of the mountain peaks covered in snow) and dinner was at the Northern Lights restaurant.
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