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First Nation's Fog Woman followed us
into Skagway where she sat on the town all morning. The fog also
obscured much of the sights along the White Pass & Yukon Railroad
rout up to Frazer in Canada.
The WP&Y RR was completed in 1900
in 2 years 2 months and 2 days. It was too late for the gold rush.
The line closed in 1978 only to reopen in 1985 to a ...
... I remember we saw 3 black bears and a couple of mountain goats. It's exciting to see the animals. I also remember that the Canadian/US border check point is a few miles into Canada because they didn't want to set up the post in the middle of no where. We also went thru the checkpoint, then u-turned back into a parking lot we just passed to go to the pee house. Then, we go back thru the same checkpoint. Huh??? It's because the peehouse is in Canada and ...
... unique, spring rolls served in springs. We had a good time but the $45 up charge was a bit much especially for people like me who don't eat much meat. One of the desserts was really fun, 3 stacked boxes with unfrosted cupcakes in the bottom, tiny pastry tubes of icing in the next and toping I the top that included pop rocks. We got up early on Wednesday just as the ship pulled into the tiny town of Skagway. The dock was right next to a mountain with the names ...
I'd intended to take the train from Skagway up to the Yukon – I guess that’s the thing to do, looking at wildlife and waterfalls. Unfortunately, there was an early morning earthquake that broke something about the railroad. It wasn’t clear. That same earthquake knocked out the Internet in the entire town. Many businesses weren’t able to use their credit card machines either.
I used the money I would ...
Having seen the town it was time to board our train to be taken up the mountains following the Klondike trail.
Ours was a diesel electric loco and not one of the refurbished steam ones..
The climb was a struggle for the train..
I can not even begin to immagine what it was like for those illprepared miners struggling up ...