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Alaska Highway 7 (Haines Highway) Photographs


ALASKA HWY 7 #1 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #2 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along the Haines Highway (Hwy 7), just south of the Canadian Border at Pleasant Camp. It is approximately 40 miles from the Canadian Border to Haines, Alaska. The only way to reach Haines by road is through British Columbia and Yukon, Canada. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along the Haines Highway (Hwy 7) towards the Canadian Border at Pleasant Camp. Alaska's Hwy 7 becomes Hwy 3 in Yukon, Canada. The glacier-capped Mount Henry Clay and Mount Bigger are visible at left. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #3 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #4 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the Klehini River from the Haines Highway (Hwy 7) near Pleasant Camp. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Haines Highway (Hwy 7) follows the Klehini River south from Pleasant Camp towards Haines. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #5 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #6 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Elevation makes a huge difference at this latitude. While spring has definitely arrived in the valley, the mountains are still gripped in an icy winter. The difference between the two seasons is quite striking while traveling on Hwy 7 north of Haines.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Takshanuk Mountains majestically appear on the horizon as Hwy 7 rounds this curve about 30 miles north of Haines. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #7 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #8 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the Klehini River and the Takshanuk Mountains on the Haines Highway (Hwy 7), facing south. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View of the Klehini River from a lookout on the Haines Highway (Hwy 7). This spectacular river begins in British Columbia, Canada, and is largely glacier-fed. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #9 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #10 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the Chilkat River Bridge on the Haines Highway (Hwy 7), 24 miles north of Haines. In the background, Iron Mountain towers more than 6,000 feet above the highway. It is the highest peak in the Takshanuk Mountains. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along the Haines Highway (Hwy 7) about 15 miles north of Haines. Note the massive gravel deposits beside the highway, which were washed down from the nearby mountains.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #11 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #12 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the Chilkat River beside Hwy 7, facing south. The Haines Highway follows the Chilkat River for more than 20 miles north of Haines.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Superelevated curve on the Haines Highway (Hwy 7). The route of Hwy 7 is sandwiched between the Chilkat River and the Takshanuk Mountains, resulting in some very constrained highway geometry in places.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #13 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #14 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south along the Haines Highway (Hwy 7), about 10 miles north of Haines. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The adjacent Chilkat River continues to expand and broaden as it nears its outlet into the Pacific Ocean. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #15 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #16 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing south towards Haines along Hwy 7. Here, the Haines Highway is sandwiched between the Chilkat River and the mountains.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Haines Highway (Hwy 7) about 9 miles north of Haines, facing north towards the Canadian Border at Pleasant Camp.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #17 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #18 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - At Zimovia Point, the Chilkat River meets the Pacific Ocean. The Haines Highway (Hwy 7) follows the eastern side of Chilkat Inlet for most of its final 8-mile trek into Haines.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Haines Highway (Hwy 7) at Chilkat Inlet, about 8 miles north of Haines.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #19 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #20 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of Tukgahgo Mountain from Southbound Hwy 7, about 7 miles north of Haines. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 7 towards the Canadian Border beside the Chilkat River, about 7 miles north of Haines. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #21 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #22 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - This beautiful spring scene emerges along scenic Hwy 7 north of Haines. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View of Tukgahgo Mountain from the Haines Highway (Hwy 7), facing north.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #24 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #23 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of the Lynn Canal from the Haines Highway (Hwy 7). The Lynn Canal is a deep fjord which runs along much of Alaska's Pacific Coast. The Lynn Canal splits into multiple inlets near Haines, with near-vertical fjords punching deep into the coastal mountain ranges. The low-lying mountains in the foreground form the Chilkat Peninsula, which separates the Chilkat and Chilkoot Inlets. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing south along Hwy 7 approaching Haines. The highway cuts across the Chilkat Peninsula to reach Haines, which is located about 4 miles to the south. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #25 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #26 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Distance sign on the Northbound Haines Highway (Hwy 7) departing Haines. The next major community on the highway is actually Haines Junction, located in Yukon, Canada. Although it isn't shown on the sign, Haines Junction is located about 155 miles away.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing north along Hwy 7 from Haines. This sweeping reverse curve marks the beginning of the 40 mile section of the Haines Highway between Haines and the Canadian Border at Pleasant Camp. In my opinion, Hwy 7 is among Alaska's most scenic highways. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #29 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #28 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - At the north end of Haines, the route of Hwy 7 departs from the Haines Highway. The Haines Highway (right) continues south to Port Chilkoot, while Hwy 7 (at left) veers towards the east into Downtown Haines. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Signs marking the divergence of the Haines Highway and Hwy 7 in Haines. The right fork leads to Port Chilkoot, while the left fork leads to Haines and the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #27 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #30 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - A decorative totem pole sign on Hwy 7 welcomes motorists to Haines.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 7 at the Haines Bypass. From here, Hwy 7 continues east along Main Street into Downtown Haines. However, through traffic bound for the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal at Tanani Point can use Union Street (at left) to bypass the downtown area. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #31 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #32 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along the Haines Bypass (Union Street). Trucks are encouraged to use this route, rather than attempting to negotiate Haines' narrow streets.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Hwy 7 at the Haines Bypass (Union Street). This intersection is on such an acute angle, that it is virtually a merge. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #33 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #38 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along the Haines Bypass (Union Street), where it meets Hwy 7. This "intersection" is actually Yield-controlled.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing west along Main Street (Hwy 7) from Downtown Haines.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #37 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #39 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching Chilkoot Inlet on Hwy 7 (Main Street) in Downtown Haines. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The boat harbour in Haines is particularly photogenic. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #34 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #35 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Alaska Hwy 7 route marker on 2nd Avenue, indicating the turn at Main Street in Downtown Haines.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Reassurance Hwy 7 route marker on 2nd Avenue in Haines. Alaska uses surprisingly few route markers along its state highways.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #36 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #40 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along 2nd Avenue towards Main Street in Downtown Haines. The route of Hwy 7 turns right onto Main Street at the next block. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Guide sign on Hwy 7 in Haines marking the turn-off to the Canadian Border and Port Chilkoot.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #41 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #42 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along 2nd Avenue (Hwy 7) approaching Union Street. This is where the Haines Bypass begins, leading through traffic from the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal away from the Downtown area.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along 2nd Avenue (Hwy 7). The Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal is located about 4 miles east of Haines on Chilkoot Inlet. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #43 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #44 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 7 from Haines. The next few miles of Hwy 7 offers motorists some stunning views of Chilkoot Inlet. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Distance sign on Eastbound Hwy 7 leaving Haines. The Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal is the only major destination, since the road dead-ends at Chilkoot Lake.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #45 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #46 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 7 approaching Haines. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Scenic view of Portage Cove from Hwy 7, northeast of Haines. An Alaska Marine Highway System vessel, the MV Columbia, can be seen in the distance. The ferry is en route to Haines from Alaska's state capital, Juneau. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #47 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #48 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - The glaciated Chilkat Range provides a stunning backdrop for this scene on Hwy 7 approaching Haines. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View of Chilkoot Inlet from the Portage Cove Lookout on Hwy 7 northeast of Haines. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #49 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #50 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - View of Hwy 7 and Chilkoot Inlet from Nukdik Point, facing east. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Facing east along Hwy 7 from the Nukdik Point Lookout.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #51 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #52 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing east along Hwy 7 at Tanani Bay, northeast of Haines. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The drive from Haines to the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal offers some unforgettable views of Chilkoot Inlet. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #53 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #54 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching Tanani Point on Hwy 7, facing east. The Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal is about 1 mile ahead. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - Hwy 7 rounds scenic Tanani Bay on its route between Haines and the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #55 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #56 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - A spectacular view of Chilkoot Inlet from Hwy 7 at Tanani Point. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - View of Chilkoot Inlet from Hwy 7 at Tanani Point. Taiya Inlet, which runs beside the snow-capped mountain at left, is the fjord leading north to nearby Skagway. The Alaska Marine Highway System uses this fjord to provide ferry service between Haines and Skagway.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #57 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #58 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Approaching the end of the Haines section of Hwy 7 at the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal at Tanani Point. Although Skagway lies only 13 miles to the north, the steep-sided fjords which lie in between completely seal off any possibility of constructing a highway between the two towns along this rugged coastline. Access between the two towns is provided via the Alaska Marine Highway System. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - A lone reassurance marker indicates that the route of Hwy 7 has resumed at Tanani Point. Three other sections of Hwy 7 exist along Alaska's Pacific Coast, but they are all discontinuous highway segments that do not connect to the mainland highway system. Only the Haines section of Hwy 7 is accessible from the mainland, but motorists must drive through Canada in order to reach the rest of Alaska.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)





ALASKA HWY 7 #59 - © Cameron Bevers             ALASKA HWY 7 #60 - © Cameron Bevers

Left - Facing west along Hwy 7 towards Haines from the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal at Tanani Point. Note the sign at right, advising motorists that the Canadian border crossing 44 miles ahead is closed between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am daily. Most of Alaska's border crossings with Canada are closed at night. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)

Right - The Haines section of Hwy 7 comes to an end at the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal, seen at right. Although Hwy 7 ends here, the roadway ahead continues for several more miles along Lutak Inlet, where it ends at the Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Area. The remainder of Alaska's Hwy 7 is in three separated, discontinuous sections that are not accessible by road from the mainland. The next section of Hwy 7 lying to the south is the Glacier Highway, which runs through Alaska's state capital, Juneau. The Glacier Highway (Hwy 7) is accessible by ferry from the mainland from either Haines or nearby Skagway. Other sections of Hwy 7 serve the Petersburg area on Mitkov Island and the Ketchikan area on Revillagigedo Island. These two sections of Hwy 7 are also accessible by ferry only. See an Enlarged Photo Here.
(Photograph taken on June 4, 2012  -  © Cameron Bevers)




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