Just how long is it from Haines Junction YT to Haines AK?

Carole just got back from racing in yesterday's 18th annual Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay. No results are posted yet (she rode leg 8 for team enDURANce enDURANce -- complete with 80s apparel), but she was curious just how long the full course is from Haines Junction, Yukon, to Haines, Alaska. Both common sense and the relay website will tell you it's about 240km all told, but I typed it into a search bar and Google Maps responded with this astounding figure:

That seemed a little longer than I remembered. A glance at the suggested route explained the discrepancy:

What Google Maps missed was a little highway called the Haines Road that leads almost directly from point A to point B. A minor detail, really. Hardly worth bothering about.

Archived Comments

  1. Kara on 20100620.Sunday:
    Way to go Carole!!
  2. Dave on 20100621.Monday:
    The results are out. Carole's team came 67th of 84 in the mixed 8 group. Congratulations to team enDURANce enDURANce!
  3. Carole on 20100626.Saturday:
    Thanks! Had a blast and want to do it again next year. We already have 3 ladies rounded up. Want to join us Kara?