Chilkoot Trail Outpost
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Tuesday - Skagway
Hi guys – we were sailing through the night & awoke in Skagway, a picturesque little town that just happens to have the 9 men to each woman ratio; so I said a formal goodbye to Sam but maybe spoke a bit too soon…they all look like grizzly bears! – well the dress sense is anyway. After a quick discussion about how we could work this 'living in Alaska thing' Sammy has decided that Juneau is her town (I ...
... go North/South and going East/West are 1st, 2nd, 3rd ...... to 23rd .... Not hard to find things.
On the corner of 2nd and Broadway is the Red Onion Saloon. Built in 1827 it was a bordello run by Soapy Smith. Apparently he ran all the businesses in town and ripped everyone off, including running a telegraph station without never sending a telegram. He was even elected Mayor. A committee was formed by the miners who were bringing in so much gold ...
... to the glacier, so we didn't spend a lot of time outside but did manage a geocache there before watching a movie in the visitor's center about Mendenhall glacier and enjoying the views and displays from inside the center.
An hour later we boarded the bus which took us to back to Juneau and our boat ride back to Skagway. The trip home was full of whale, eagle and seal watching.
We arrived back to camp about ...
... miles then off the train at Fraser, 27-7 miles, a really interesting trip, being out of the carriage most of the trip, I really loved this trip, as with all the trips as well. We 28 had lunch at a big dog sled place, very nice too, travelled on the bus stopping at a couple of small towns, lakes, photo stop places etc, and arriving back at the ship at 1545, so another full day, and very memorable too, what ...
... not sure. In Fraser we boarded the railroad for the ride back to Skagway. The narrow gage train passed through some exquisite country. As an added bonus we got to stand outside at the end of the car for better viewing and photos. The trains are original and and are now used for tourism. It was a terrific experience. We met a nice family from Sand Fransisco on the train and the dad asked if he could see my pictures because he did think he coudl take any ...