1587-Destruction Bay, YT

Destruction Bay is a small First Nations village with a population of around 50 that was a relay station for truckers during construction of the Alaska Highway. In 1942 it earned its name when a storm with over 100 mph winds destroyed the village. The village is on the shore of Kluane Lake which is the largest lake in the Yukon at around 50 miles long. I’ve stayed here before on my trip out of Alaska and two years ago on my other AK ride. It’s two days from Anchorage and a good stop before Haines going south to Anchorage going north. Watch the video to hear about the construction and the dust storm.

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Notice the causeway across the narrow portion of the lake where the dust storm hit.

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Dust storm coming out the canyon. IT looks gentle, but those winds were howling at about fifty MPH.

That’s all dust across the lake from the dust storm.