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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Skagway - Day 3 - Part 2:

For some unforeseen reason, I have only been able to upload these five pictures of our train ride up the mountain to the Yukon. I will try tomorrow to post pictures of the spectacular views from the train as we wound our way to the top.

This rail was built in the late 1890s to transport miners and their tons of gear (they were only allowed into the Yukon when they could show that they could sustain themselves for a year)to the gateway of the the gold fields.

Shortly after the railway was built, the gold boom fizzled out. Today, there is a highway on the opposite side of the valley, to the Yukon.

Just one of the spectacular views climbing up to the top!

It seemed as if we were on top of the world!

Here was our destination. In Wyoming, we live at a much higher elevation but going from sea level to 2,888 feet in less than 2 hours made it seem much higher there.

North West Mounted Police border crossing.

This is going back down as you can see by the flags.
We were not allowed to get off of the train because we were in Canada.
Tomorrow when I have time, I will post the train photos; they are awesome!
Are you enjoying the tour or would you rather me post something else?


  • At September 14, 2009 at 7:22 AM , Blogger Ms. Creek said...

    gorgeous country! yes, the pass doesn't seem very high to us, but that much climb in that little bit of time is a lot! looks like you had a great time!

  • At September 14, 2009 at 9:36 AM , Blogger Jeni said...

    Tour photos look cool -don't worry about whether you should post something or not. Do what you want to do in that respect. I like seeing other places in this country or around the world too, for that matter.

  • At September 14, 2009 at 11:05 AM , Blogger lolly said...

    Love you 7!

  • At September 17, 2009 at 7:01 AM , Blogger Gary Keimig said...

    Jo, I have been following your Alaska Adventure. Great photos. My father was stationed in Alaska at Skagway and patroled that railroad to Dawson Creek a lot and talked a lot about it. He always wanted to take the family up there and never got the job done. Some years back I was invited to a Wildlife Art conference-paint out and he was going to pay for the trip so we could go but it was cancelled at the last minute. Not enough takers I guess. Anyway, I enjoyed your postings.


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