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Haines

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15 travelers at this place:

  • Day24

    Fahrt nach Haines

    July 23 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Heute sind wir eine große Tour gefahren, um Haines zu erreichen. Unterwegs gab es die größte Goldwaschpfanne nebst einem kleinen Museum in Bureash Landing zu besichtigen. Dort kann man viel über den Bau des Alaska Highway erfahren. Vorbei am wunderschönen Kluane Nationalpark kommen wir auf den Haines Highway. Dort wechseln sich Wälder, Seen und Gletscher ab. Ein Ausblick schöner als der andere.Read more

  • Day18

    Golf Alaska

    August 30, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    We take up a shore excursion to play golf at Valley of the Eagles Golf Club in Haines. It is owned and run by Stan and Kathy. Stan is the retired town doctor, and Kathy is the retired school teacher. The course runs for 9 holes along the Chilkoot River.

    There's lots of wildlife that have access to the course and we see plenty of bald eagles but no bears. The course is really wet and we start in the rain but after 9 holes we are playing in sunshine. We have to play in overshoes or, in my case, gumboots because of the water lying around. We end up playing golf with Bob from Cape Cod and really enjoy the experience. I have a real tumble and slip on the glacial silt path. Didn't hurt at the time but it's stinging now!
    The greens are AstroTurf and overall the fairways are pretty good. The surroundings and the wildlife are magnificent. Tyler, our host, makes us hot chocolate and salmon mousse balls for a snack.

    We end up playing 18 holes and could have played all day if we wanted. It was great fun.
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  • Day18

    Haines, AK

    August 30, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    A small fishing, tourism and mining town on the fjord and Chilkoot River, Haines is considered the Bald Eagle capital of Alaska. Annually, more than 35,000 Bald Eagles migrate here for the great salmon run. All 5 species of Salmon return to the Chilkoot River to spawn.

    During WW2, Fort Seward was built here to provide a military presence for the US against Canada and Russia. The buildings are well restored and still stand dominantly over the foreshore. Haines is also one of the wettest places along this coast with high mountains that are bordered on the other side by Glacier Bay.

    While in port for the day, the crew do maintenance on the lifeboats.
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  • Day38

    Akaska Day 38 Haines, AK

    August 13 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 64 °F

    A morning of "running around" and RV attention. No propane so out for breakfast. Nice cafe in Haines - Chilkoot Cafe and Bakery. Filled up the propane but still not working, went back later to the propane place, problem was the switch got turned off! 🤣😂 not sure how, maybe with all the erratic road conditions yesterday - who knows. Also took the time to clean the floor of the RV, take everything out and reorganize a bit. We wanted to wash the RV but the wash place was closed. 👍🤣.
    Off to the Chilcoot State Recreation Area. A lovely drive along the Lynn Canal (a huge fjord) , more mountains and water everywhere. Lots of fisher people in the river. The draw to this area is that the salmon are swimming upstream to spawn and the bears come down to the river to fish. This paark is the destination of a lot of the nature tours. Ugly road with many potholes but we finally arrived at Chilcoot Lake - quite the spectacular scenery. Everyone is looking for bears. We passed a group on our way in that had spotted a brown bear across the river bit that wa to be out closest encounter to a bear for the day. I think a certain amount of patience is involved. (Not my strong suit) 😱.
    However on our way out we saw one of the Nature Tour groups with a monocular mounted on a tripod. Just then a bald eagle flew overhead to the top of a large tree across the river. Through the monocular you could see the nest with eaglers. Soon both mother and dad were there feding the babies! 👍. Pretty amazing.
    Back to town for a beer at the local Fogcutter Saloon. Then back to RV for dinner. Finished Seasin 1 of Fleabag.
    Note: Pictures coming, cannot download them with WiFi at this Park. 😕
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  • Day8

    Kleine Verschnaufpause in Haines

    June 4 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    In Haines angekommen haben wir mal 2 Nächte auf Rasen gebucht 😉 Hier werden wir uns morgen etwas erholen bis uns dann am Donnerstag die Fähre durch einen kleinen Teil der Inside Passage nach Skagway bringen wird...

  • Day23

    Über Haines Road wieder nach Alaska

    September 16, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 8 °C

    Einmal um die Südspitze des Sees dann über Yukon 1E nach Haines Junction. Die Berge und Seen überwältigen uns fast mit der Weite und in sich ruhenden Größe.
    Wir fahren im vollen Indian Summer und kommen über Haines Junction zur Haines Road nach Süden. Die
    Flora wird immer spätsommerlicher, mehr grün weniger gelb,rot, orange.
    An der Grenze winkt uns ein US Zollbeamter zur Kontrolle. Ich beginne mit HI... Da sagt er : Guten Tag , die Pässe bitte! Wir sind verblüfft.
    Auf Nachfrage erklärt er in fast akzentfreiem Ruhrpottdialekt: Er war in Dortmund und kennt sich gut aus in D. Er hat auf den ersten Blick in das Auto die deutschen Pässe erkannt.
    Wir fahren über das Weißkopfadlerreservat nach Haines hinunter zum Pazifik. Traumhaftes Wetter und 16 Gr. Celsius. Heute auch Tiersichtungen: Bald Eagle und Bären am Fluss , die Fische fangen.
    Morgen mehr zu Haines. Mit der Fähre geht es morgen um 2pm ADT nach Skagway.

    Die Bilder in den Collagen: Bären im Fluss nahe Haines.
    Sonnenaufgang am Lake Kluane (Congdon Creek CG), Blick auf St.Elias
    Mountains von Haines Road, unten Gletscher im St.Elias Range, Blick vom Chillkat River in die Mountains, Mitte: Herbst an der nördlichen Haines Road.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Haines, هينز, هینز، آلاسکا, HNS, Хейнс, हेइन्स, Хајнс, Гейнс, 海恩斯

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