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Stories and Tips Skagway

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White Pass Railroad

Written by Linda Kaye on 09 Feb, 2001

The White Pass & Yukon Route is a narrow-gauge privately owned railroad built in 1898 at the height of the Klondike gold rush. Between 1900 and 1982 it provided passenger and freight service between Skagway and Whitehouse in the Yukon Territory. In 1994 the…Read More


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Alaskan Bush Pilots

Written by Linda Kaye on 09 Feb, 2001

There are more than 200 certified charter/air taxi operators and countless private pilots in Alaska and literally thousands of landing areas for amphibious aircraft. The Alaskan Bush Pilots are an integral part of the Alaskan landscape, bringing supplies, mail and passengers to some of…Read More


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Glacier Point Wilderness Safari

Written by Linda Kaye on 09 Feb, 2001

The Glacier Point tour begins with a short bus ride through the Skagway ending up at the Skagway Airport for a 20-minute scenic flight over Alaska’s deepest fiord to a remote beach landing strip on the tip of Glacier Point. Here we came face-to…Read More


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Klondike Highway

Written by Colewade on 05 Nov, 2003

Like the Haines Highway, The South Klondike Highway is a gorgeous and well maintained road that connects the inside passage to the Alaska Highway. That is where their similarity ends. From Skagway the road starts the serious climb to White Pass immediately upon leaving the…Read More


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Gold Fever: Skagway of Yesterday and Today

Written by Colewade on 05 Nov, 2003

Skagway is the oldest incorporated town in the state of Alaska, although in reality Sitka is much older. Situated at the extreme northern end of the Lynn Canal and the end of inside passage, Skagway could not avoid the onslaught of thousands of gold crazy…Read More


Is it difficult?

Written by MartinS on 19 Apr, 2002

The first couple of miles are a good warm up: climbing up and down along the rocky riverbanks gives you a little sweat. Most people do the trail in 5 days speding four nights on the trail. This makes only the third day very hard.…Read More


The trail layout

Written by MartinS on 19 Apr, 2002

THe original trail was already years old and operated by the local indians who used the pass as a trade route with the interior. The goldrush was on in the winter so al the paths were snowed under. People used sleds to go over the…Read More


The History

Written by MartinS on 19 Apr, 2002

When people brought I huge load of gold into Seatlle the news spread quickly and the Goldrush was on! There were (and still are) only a few ways to get to Dawson City. Because of the coast mountains of the panhandle of Alaska and Canada's British…Read More


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Facts about Glaciers

Written by Linda Kaye on 09 Feb, 2001

Glaciers are formed when years of snowfall compact into ice and begin to slide down the mountainside. Gravity and melt water combine to drag the ice mass toward the sea. Glaciers photograph best on overcast days when the blue in the ice is most…Read More


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Neat Things To Do

Written by Linda Kaye on 09 Feb, 2001

The Days of ’98 Show with Soapy Smith is in its 75th year of running. It is presented at the Eagles Hall and is a historic musical comedy of Skagway and the legendary con man, Soapy Smith and the town hero, Frank Reid.…Read More


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