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The Yukon's wide open spaces.

More mountains. I think it's the Cassiar Range.

More snow. Locals say spring is about 3 or 4 weeks late...

Teslin, YT and the bridge over Teslin Lake. I camped about 10...

Jake's Corner, YT.

Restaurant at Jake's Corner. Nice Canadians inside.

Headed south to Carcross.

Then to Skagway with a boat trip to Juneau and then up...

Carcross. Originally named Caribou Crossing because it's a migratory path for the...

Bove Island in Tutshi Lake about 60 miles north of Skagway.

More snow. It's even colder than it looks.

Fog.

Water gushes out of the rocks everywhere.

This picture is for Larga Melrick.

Cruise ship passengers headed for town. My RV park is thru the...

There are three ships in port - two out my front window.

and one out of my right window.

Main Street, Skagway. Two block from Bigfoot.

Moe's Frontier Bar. Granted a liquor license by the Territory of Alaska...

My view out the window at the Stowaway Restaurant.

My view inside. The Halibut and Alaskan Pale Ale were excellent.

Stowaway Restaurant from the docks.

Constructed in 1898.

Downtown at about 8:30 a.m.


I'm in Skagway for three days. Got a great RV park with the boat docks in front of me and town direcly behind. Within walking distance of everything. I'm hanging around town tomorrow and then taking the Fjord Express down to Juneau for a day.

It is cold and rainy here and the weather person predicts more of the same anywhere I plan on being for the next week. That's the bad news for me. Bad news, for you, is that I'm going to pick up a larger memory card for my camera so I can take lots more pictures on my Juneau excursion.

Skagway, I've learned, has a permanent population of about 500 people. There were about 9500 tourists in town today. In the height of the cruise season, more than 13000 people will visit Skagway in a day.

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