Rock Glacier – Kluane (Yukon)

May 2017

Time: 1 hour return trip (approx).

Rock glacier in Kluane National Park, Yukon Territory.  A ancient crawling tongue of rock.  Impressive on its own but the view behind you across Dezadeash Lake and the survival mountains beyond is the best part of this short hike.

Tundra plants populate the lichen coated till.  Look for ferns, Fringed Grass of Parnassus and Pikas.

The boardwalk across the boreal bogs are an added treat.

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The view of the St. Elias Range from Haines Junction

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Lenticular Clouds
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Lenticular Clouds

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Stone steps up the rock glacier

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Looking back towards Dezadeash Lake
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Ancient Lichens

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Arctic Ferns
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Arctic Ferns
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Fringed Grass of Parnassus
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Arctic Ferns

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Fringed Grass of Parnassus

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Sage
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The rock glacier

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