Travel Blogs from Skagway, United States

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Gold Rush & Yukon Pass, Skagway, United States travel blog

Gold Rush & Yukon Pass

A travel blog entry by shaeh

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We took a train ride through the beautiful countryside of Alaska.  Red Onion Saloon. Walking tour . Fudge.  More to Come.   ...

July 5th skagway rising at dawn (which ..., Skaguay (Skagway), United States travel blog

July 5th skagway rising at dawn (which ...

A travel blog entry by shawna

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... to never have to resort to "the alternative" (i.e. in the forest or behind a rock above the treeline) if at all possible... Skagway itself (also spelled Skaguay) is a charming town. It's old-fashioned, quaint and has been restored to a ...

Wind from the North, Skagway, United States travel blog

Wind from the North

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... at the local starbucks/jewelery/tourist shop and headed back to our floating city (which has probably more guests than all of Skagway has residents). Later that day we watched a Broadway alike show in the ships theater and had our dinner in the main ...

It's A Frontier Town Fourth of July, Skagway, United States travel blog

It's A Frontier Town Fourth of July

A travel blog entry by terry.skinner

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... Horse Gulch, Black Cross Rock, and Bridal Veil Falls. Back in town, we shopped til we dropped, and then settled in for Skagway's Fourth of July celebration.  The town's streets were blocked off to traffic, but everywhere there were people, locals and ...

Day 118 - Boat Ride to Juneau, Skagway, United States travel blog

Day 118 - Boat Ride to Juneau

A travel blog entry by 10sandy

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... made a stop at Haines on the way back, so it was nice to see that small town.  It is 15 miles between Haines and Skagway on the water and over 350 over the roads. Our bus driver told us about the exhorbitant fees for bringing RV's.  If you go ...

Sail into Glacier Bay, Glacier Bay National Park, United States travel blog

Sail into Glacier Bay

A travel blog entry by murphy1171

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Day 16 Glacier Bay    Please click Titles at bottom of photo's to read ...

Alaskan Sojourn - The Inside Passage, Seattle, Ketchikan, Sitka, Juneau, Skagway, Whitehorse, United States travel blog

Alaskan Sojourn - The Inside Passage

A travel blog entry by hweeyen

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There is something romantic about going to Alaska, and it has nothing to do with a cruise (which I did not take anyway). Be it gold and riches in the past, or the grandeur and power of nature and wildlife today, the lure of the Final Frontier remains ...

Gold Rushing, Skagway, United States travel blog

Gold Rushing

A travel blog entry by bandersnatch07

... , and during that time, the rails were starting to make their way to the region. When the rail line finally got to Skagway, a difficulty arose between the location of the town and the line of the rails. The rail line couldn't really be redirected, so ...

Cruise Day 5: Skagway - Soggy Trip on the Chilkat, Skagway, United States travel blog

Cruise Day 5: Skagway - Soggy Trip on the Chilkat

A travel blog entry by angiekayaks

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... hot shower and then went to the buffet for lunch. We took a walk around the outside of the ship and took some pictures of Skagway. We noticed alot of graffiti on a wall near the dock. One of the crew members explained that everytime a cruise ship sets ...

Skagway - A Train and Bike Adventure, Skagway, United States travel blog

Skagway - A Train and Bike Adventure

A travel blog entry by neil.gent

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... to move to make room they declined so as not to leave me on my own. The train journey took us up the white pass in Skagway up an elevation of 3000ft. The scenery was as usual incredible (photo evidence included) and the train moved at an average pace. The ...

Do your zip up, Skagway, United States travel blog

Do your zip up

A travel blog entry by kjburton

We have spent two days at sea just sailing so there has not been a lot to write about. We have seen some pretty impressive glaciers but little wild life in the water. On Wednesday we had free time sowe thought that wr would be a bit adventurous so we ...

Made the ferry!, Skagway, United States travel blog

Made the ferry!

A travel blog entry by ldambrosio1

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... incredibly green lake, green I've never seen before in a lake. We wound through passes and another border crossing before reaching Skagway. We had half the day to wander around Skagway. I shopped a bit then found a trail to hike with Keesha. ...

Day 119/ White Pass Train  Day 120/Gold Dredge, Skagway, United States travel blog

Day 119/ White Pass Train Day 120/Gold Dredge

A travel blog entry by 10sandy

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... .  People make it a point to tell you that it is a dry snow!  And your point is....???? Day 120 - Skagway - Today is a beautiful sunny day and the mountains surrounding the water with their glaciers are just gorgeous.  We are off the the ...

Skagway, Alaska, United States, Skagway, United States travel blog

Skagway, Alaska, United States

A travel blog entry by nocknock

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... who not only followed her captain's orders, cast off and tied the lines, but served all the passengers. After departing Skagway, we headed south through Lynn Canal, the continent's longest and deepest glacial fjord. Lynn Canal stretches over 100 ...

Day 5 Skagway, Skagway, United States travel blog

Day 5 Skagway

A travel blog entry by turnerwode

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... to 10:30pm) or watch one of the movies that cycles on the 4 or so movies channels they have on board. Back to the update Skagway is a small historic town, it feels that if there was no tourism then this town would close down. It used to be one of the ...

Skagway, Alaska, United States, Skagway, United States travel blog

Skagway, Alaska, United States

A travel blog entry by nocknock

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... group had reservations for the Days of '98 with Soapy Smith show,  a one-hour historic musical comedy drama based on the Skagway adventures of Soapy Smith. Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith II (November 2, 1860 – July 8, 1898) was an American ...

Skagway, Skagway, United States travel blog

Skagway

A travel blog entry by kenped

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... period dresses from the 1890's, and were excellent in their knowledge of the area and in the presentation. [1> We landed in Skagway with three other cruise ships.  Now Skagway is a town populated by 1000 souls; Four full cruise ships hold about ...

Day 117 - Drive to Skagway, Skagway, United States travel blog

Day 117 - Drive to Skagway

A travel blog entry by 10sandy

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8/24/13 - Today we have a 272 mile drive to Skagway.  We have a cloudy start with some drizzle.  The estimated time for this drive is up to 7.5 hours (Road conditions).  The temperature today is 47 degrees.  Sign of things to come no ...

Day 15  Cruise - Skagway, Skagway, United States travel blog

Day 15 Cruise - Skagway

A travel blog entry by jas20j

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... trade. Only ten minutes into the journey we reached Canadian customs as although Skagway is in Alaska and so consequently part of the United States, it is very close to the Yukon which is a territory of Canada. The journey to our destination at Carcross ...

Skagway, Skagway, United States travel blog

Skagway

A travel blog entry by barbo

... the daunting coastal mountain range on their way to the Yukon goldfields.  In 1898, when gold was discovered in the Yukon, Skagway boomed to a population of 8,000 to 10,000 men and women.  It reminded me of the musical "Paint Your Wagon."  ...

Skagway, Alaska, United States, Skagway, United States travel blog

Skagway, Alaska, United States

A travel blog entry by nocknock

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... ,000 passengers. Today, the WP&YR is Alaska's most popular shore excursion carrying over 450,000 passengers during the May to September tourism season operating on the first 67.5 miles (Skagway, Alaska to Carcross, Yukon) of the original 110 mile ...

Skagway (who names these places?), Skagway, United States travel blog

Skagway (who names these places?)

A travel blog entry by secrex

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... , but we didn't take that trip. Jay also stopped to view some spawning salmon.  He stood there for a very long time. Skagway itself is a some-what period town.  The people in the town weren't all dressed in periodwear, but the storefronts and ...

Sweet Life on Deck, Skagway, United States travel blog

Sweet Life on Deck

A travel blog entry by katta7

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... . We all rented a couple of cars in the afternoon for exploring further afield. There was drama at our first stop, the historic Skagway cemetery and Lower Reid Falls, where we heard cries of "Help" from the forest high above the Falls. We waited until the ...

Cruising by Jasmine and Melanie, Skagway, United States travel blog

Cruising by Jasmine and Melanie

A travel blog entry by katta7

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... spat water on each other - it was hilarious. We stopped at ports for half a day to a day, at Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway. But the best bit was probably The Food! We ate at the Garden Cafe mostly (a buffet) and stuffed ourselves but sometimes we ...

Hitchhiking to Alaska, Skagway, United States travel blog

Hitchhiking to Alaska

A travel blog entry by vagrant_reality

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... . Also, when it comes to hitchhiking timing is everything, I met some people who journeyed using their thumbs from Whitehorse to Skagway about half a week earlier than I did and it took them 3 days to complete their 175km journey. Despite the time it took ...

Sail into Skagway Alaska, skagway, United States travel blog

Sail into Skagway Alaska

A travel blog entry by murphy1171

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Day 15 Skagway Alaska          Please click Titles under photo's to read story Please click Title under video's. Then click start arrow bottom left of ...

Teslin to Skagway, Skagway, United States travel blog

Teslin to Skagway

A travel blog entry by ranlo

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... it's head, and looked right at us.  The drive to Skagway was the most spectacular scenery yet, especially from Carcross to Skagway!!  The mountains are really heavy with snow, the lakes are frozen, and lots of waterfalls.  Saw a tiny bear ...

Skagway, Skagway, United States travel blog

Skagway

A travel blog entry by middlemoss

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Bit if a misty arrival into beautiful Skagway Alaska today! Sad to say Bon voyage to our last ferry but hello to Sargent Preston's Lodge in Skagway our home for two days (in a row! ...

Update from Skagway!, Skagway, United States travel blog

Update from Skagway!

A travel blog entry by sophiestikated

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... , plus there are lots of icebergs and glaciers. You'll see a few photos of these. Ketchikan was great! Lots to see and do. Skagway was really small and quaint. Kinda reminded me of Sovereign Hill. Nice for a short stroll. We haven't had much of a chance ...

Back in Skagway, Skagway, United States travel blog

Back in Skagway

A travel blog entry by 2jgstl

This blog entry makes the trip map correct.  Tomorrow we leave to head towards ...

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