|We took an excursion today after we moored in Skagway. We decided to experience the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway. Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, the WP&YR is a marvel of engineering despite harsh weather and challenging geography faced by thousands of railroad construction workers. The narrow gauge train started in Skagway, and went up nearly 3,000 feet in 20 miles. The trip from Skagway to Carcross, Yukon was 67 miles; however we stopped at Fraser, BC and boarded a bus for the remaining trip up to Carcross. After stopping at Carcross, we had to make the return trip. All in all, it was about a 6 hour trip. The scenery was spectacular with waterfalls, majestic peaks, glaciers and a beautiful lake. We also saw some mountain goats high up on a crag on a mountain.