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Jun 10, 2006 - Skagway, AK

Once again, we are back in Alaska again. Since Skagway is on Alaska time, we now are three hours behind Illinois time. With the sun not setting very early, we should not have any trouble staying up another hour here. Although this town is a small town of 600 and there is only one road out of here, it is not as interesting as Hyder was to me. With cruise ships arriving every day, there are more shops and more tour opportunities then Hyder offered. While I was eating my waffle cone tonight (only my second one this trip), I counted six jewelry...

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Alaska Bound

Jun 8, 2006 - Whitehorse to To Skagway on the White Pass & Yukon Route Train

Today was such and increditable day. I am still in awe at what all we saw. I will try to show you as much as possible but there some things that just must be seen in person to get the depth etc. We started out this morning from our campground at 7:40 am when our bus driver Bill picked us up. Our destination was Skagway, Alaska. Skagway is only 110 miles away from Whitehorse but to get there you have to go over the White Pass. We chose to do the combination tour of Bus and Train. Bill not only drove the bus but was our tour guide as well....

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The Beginning

Jun 3, 2006 - Haines, AK

Took the ferry from Skagway to Haines because it was less expensive than driving around would have been. Plus, it was a neat experience. We stayed at the Haines Elks Lodge for a few days wiating for a break in the weather. On the way our of town, we were held hostage for 45 minutes on the highway by momma moose and her two calfs. They finally tired of the road and moved off into the bushes and we were free to get on up the road. The picture is through the windshield, so is less than sharp.

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Jun 1, 2006 - Skagway, AK

So it ends up that the first picture we post for Skagway is the RV getting on the ferry to leave for Haines! Quite a little trip. Skagway is definitely a tourist town, and if you forget it, the constant arrival and departure of cruise ships will remind you on a daily basis. They throng in the downtown area for a few hours, then stagger back to the ships with their booty. Best side trip is over to the old town site of Dyea, pronounced "Die-ee". This is actually where the goldrush guys struggling over the Chilkoot Pass you see all the...

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May 31, 2006 - Skagway

Docked in Skagway today at 7am. Our first steps on Alaskan soil!! Wow - we are really here!! This is a quaint little town (800 people) that sits under the snow-capped mountains and is renown for it's Yukon and White Pass Railway which was built during the Klondyke Gold Rush of the late 1800's. A lot of the buildings in the main street of town were built with false fronts in an attempt to entice the locals to shop there during the gold rush days. The town still retains the same feel and most buildings throughout the town are built in a...

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May 17, 2006 - Teslin, YT to Skagway, AK

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...

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Newt's Journal

Sep 24, 2005 - Skagway

Thursday 22/9 Wow, this town sure only caters to the cruise ship crowd. There are four ships in today. People everywhere. All the stores are having clearance sales because they are closing up for winter. We gave the shops a miss, couldn't deal with the sheep. Got on the train tour up to White Pass which follows the gold route up to the Yukon in Canada. Amazing when you see where they built this railroad, off the side of a mountain. This line goes up 3300ft over 17 miles. Some parts of the track are sooo close to the edge, bit scary when you...

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Aug 29, 2005 - Day 36, Monday

We were only 30 miles north of Whitehorse, so it didn't take long to drive into town. We filled with fuel and groceries, last before the big "cruise!" Decided to get some of our digital photos printed. Had a great time on this wonderful machine that allows you to crop and enhance your pictures before they're printed. While we waited for the prints, went over to the river and fixed fish and potatoes for our supper. I should mention that we ate Gene's trout that he accidentally caught while we were at Grizzly Lake...... it was delicious!...

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Aug 15, 2005 - Skagway

Aug 15 - Skagway We just traveled 750 miles in 3 days. That's a record for us considering we like to drive a maximum of 200 miles in a day. Even left Congden Creek before 9am. Never managed to pull away that early before. We stopped in Whitehorse at lunch for a few supplies and then continued on to Skagway. The road from Kluane Lake to Whitehorse has some long stretches of construction and some frost heaves, but the road is getting better. The worst frost heave stretch is definitely from the Canadian border to Kluane Lake. Some interesting...

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Jun 23, 2005 - We're in Haines - USA Again

Hi again. We are back on the road . . to Haines, AK. Not quite 100 miles from Whitehorse is Haines Junction, Yukon and the intersection with Hwy 3, 4, & 7...all the same road...lol...yeah, strange. This road is Hwy 3 in the Yukon, and changes to Hwy 4 in BC, then changes again to Hwy 7 in Alaska...LOL. Ya just never know what they will do. From Haines Junction we took the side trip south to Hains, Alaska. And of course, another border crossing from Canada to the US. I warned you this would happen several times. hehe Once again we slept in...

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Jun 20, 2005 - Skagway Is Fun !

Skagway is a "booming" town...booming as in gold rush, and booming as in tourist rush...ha ha. This place is pure FUN. I got pictures in Carcross this morning but I'm going to put them up on this page tomorrow as we go back north through that town again. I wanted to show you the great pictures we took on our way down here and our fantastic trip on the White Pass RR. Eric has wanted to take this train excursion for years...he was just like a kid in a candy store....hehe....of course aren't all men like over grown kids all the time??? LOL...

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Sep 25, 2004 - Whitehorse - Skagway - Whitehorse

Heute morgen haben wir uns beim Zmorge über die weitere Route abgesprochen und uns entschieden nicht weiter Richtung Alaska zu fahren, da eine Reise nach Anchorage mit dem Auto einfach zu sehr in Stress ausarten würde. So haben wir erstmal eine weitere Nacht im Best Western in Whitehorse gebucht und sind dann losgefahren um den Klondike Higway abzufahren und an dessen Ende Skagway zu besuchen. Der Highway führt zuerst zum Emerald Lake, einem von Gletscherwasser gespiesenen See der dadurch türkisfarben leuchtet. Das Wetter spielte leider...

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