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Jul 22, 2013 - Skagway to the ferry

Pulled into Skagway about 5:30pm, July 20. Since I screwed up on my timing we will have two days here to relax, repack and get ready for our “cruise” to Bellingham. Checked in at the ferry terminal and all is well. Will line up Monday at 6pm for boarding. So off we went sightseeing. Went to the Mascot Saloon which was a representation of one of 80 saloons in Skagway during the Rush. It started in a tent, was bought & sold and remodeled. It closed in 1916 due to prohibition. Moving on down the street we came to the Camp 1 Arctic...

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Canada & Alaska 2013

Jul 20, 2013 - Beaver Creek, YT to Skagway, AK

Left Beaver Creek headed for Skagway, AK and our ride home. Stopped to buy gas, $6.58 a gallon so put in enough to get to Whitehorse and said goodby to Beaver Creek. We did indulge in a cinnamon roll, homemade at Buckshot Betty’s for our breakfast. It was wonderful. Right out of Beaver Creek we saw a young black bear ambling up the side of the hill. He didn’t seem too concerned about us. On down the road we passed Kluane Lake, which is the largest lake in the Yukon Territory. It covers approx. 154 sq miles. Driving on down the road we...

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Canada & Alaska 2013

Jul 19, 2013 - Skagway - The Little Engine that "Couldn't"

Friday, July 19 Weather: Mostly cloudy with a few breaks of sun Temp: 70 in the afternoon, down to the low 50’s in the higher elevations Our tent looked a little small next to all the rigs in the RV Park, but none the less, it was a good place to pitch our tent, especially since there are only RV campgrounds in Skagway. After breakfast and chatting with the neighbors, Wilmer tried working on updating the trip journal but ended up being frustrated with the extremely slow internet connection. I took the time to shower and do a load of laundry...

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Jul 18, 2013 - Klondike Hwy to Skagway

Thursday, July 18, 2013 Weather: Clear & sunny Temp: up in the 70’s Falling asleep to the sound of rain on the tin roof of our cozy little log cabin at the Moose River Lodge was pretty neat, but waking up to the sun shining in our windows was even better. It was a gorgeous day in the Yukon by all standards. We packed up our belongings and folded the tent which we had hung up to dry out over in the gazebo before heading over to the Lodge for breakfast. Breakfast was served at 8:00 am and was included in the overnight price. Wilmer had a huge...

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Jul 16, 2013 - Skagway, Alaska

When we woke up this morning, the ship was moored at the Railroad Dock in Skagway. The name Skagway comes from the Tinglit name for the area, Skagwua, meaning a "wet place with white caps on the water." The city boasted a population of 920 for the 2010 census, but the population doubles during the summer season when almost 900,000 visitors come to town, over three quarters from cruise ships. Skagway became a boomtown when gold was discovered in 1896 when up to 1000 miners a week passed through on the way to White Horse and Bennett Lake. I...

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Jul 6, 2013 - Around Skagway, AK

July 6, 2013..Skagway. Here are some scenes from around the town of Skagway, Alaska. They have some board sidewalks, too, as in Dawson City, but the streets are paved. John and I shopped a little and then walked and walked through the town. There are 24 cruise ships that visit Skagway each week, and two were here today. The town consists of many jewelry stores, souvenir shops, restaurants, hotels, and other shops of interest to tourists.

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North to Alaska 2013

Jul 6, 2013 - Whitehorse, YT to Skagway, AK - Day 36

July 6, 2013...Travel day. We left Whitehorse, Yukon, about 9:45am traveling south on the Klondike Highway (Hwy. 2) towards Skagway, passing Spirit Lake. We turned in at Carcross to see that little town. There was an antique car show going on today. It's a small community, but we learned what a flower "bed" really is! We entered British Columbia and continued to see beautiful scenery on this road..all the lovely mountains and lakes. As we climbed into the mountains, we saw snow on the mountains. About 11:40, we entered Alaska. The time...

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North to Alaska 2013

Jul 5, 2013 - Skagway

Sunday, June 30, 2013. I returned my Magellan G.C. to camping world last week because it stopped working and I wasn’t getting enough help from Magellan. So I will probably buy a different GPS this fall but I will not get the chance to find some geo caches in each state and province on this trip as planned. Sharon and I have been in the truck camper for a month now and we are still talking, eleven months to go. We left Grande Cache and started on the Alaska Highway. In the morning we saw elk, dear, and a fox along the road. We stopped at...

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Jul 3, 2013 - The Famous White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad

Skagway is home to the world famous White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, the White Pass & Yukon Route is a marvel of engineering despite the harsh weather and challenging geography faced by thousands of railroad construction workers. Now, 115 years later, you can take a journey north from Skagway to see a splendid panorama of mountains, glaciers and gorges, waterfalls, tunnels and trestles. On our trip we climbed nearly 3000 feet in elevation in the first 20 miles of our trip. Here are a few pics...

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Jul 2, 2013 - Sights in Skagway

The town of Skagway itself is pretty small ... the books say about 800 permanent residents ... you talk to any local and they'll say, "You'd be lucky to count 200 people in this town during the winter." Then there are the "cruisers". Each day during the summer season at least one, and up to four cruise ships show up in this town ... adding upwards of 12,000 people on any given summer day. Streets are bare at 7 AM and again around 7 PM ... in between, it is nuts. It is one of the favorite stops on Alaskan cruises. Skagway is a fun town ......

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Jun 16, 2013 - Porcupine Creek to Skagway, ALASKA - 240 miles

Saturday morning we woke up to beautiful blue clear sky. It is going be another nice day. We had a beautiful day yesterday even if we did pass through some rain. For the most part was a nice day. We saw one black bear is all today. We stopped to check out a provincial park around Teslin and walked by a site with a one of a kind conversion RV. It was owned by a young European couple who were on their way to Alaska. We asked about the very unique vehicle. It is a 40 or 50 year old army ambulance conversion. It has six wheels and huge ground...

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Jun 11, 2013 - Back in the US (at least for the night)

Woke up around 7:00 we had our coffee, got ready then getting the camper all ready for travel day, it was only 55 degrees this morning but with the wind blowing it seemed colder, stopped by Fireweed RV services right down the road to pick up a couple things we needed for the RV then stopped at the store right down the road for coffee, the lady made us fresh coffee we were waiting for it she comes up as it is half done removes the pot puts another empty one under it and pours our coffee in our cups, I said that’s going to be some strong...

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