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Northward to Fairbanks

After the long train ride to Carcross, we boarded a tour bus (provided by the WP&YR as part of the journey), and took a scenic ride back to Skagway, including the lovely Emerald Lake (above). We had a nice dinner … Continue reading

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All Aboard!

On the first Saturday of the trip, we hit the second “big event” of our visit to Alaska… the 67 mile train ride from Skagway to Carcross on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway.  The route takes you up … Continue reading

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Skagway! Gateway to the Klondike!

Day Six of our journey found us making the long drive from Haines Junction through Whitehorse, and on to Skagway. Much of the Yukon through this part consisted of more of the beautiful broad valleys bordered by towering mountains that … Continue reading

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Kathleen Lake

Kathleen Lake, Yukon Territory, Canada. Kathleen Lake, a photo by BGTwinDad on Flickr. Pretty, eh? This was, I believe, my first opportunity on the trip to attempt some “art” photography.  Most of the rest of the time we’d been in … Continue reading

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Trains, Hanging Baskets, and Snack Breaks

Day four of our trip found us on the long drive North from Seward through Anchorage to Tok. As we rolled back up the Kenai peninsula toward Anchorage, we came across a Southbound train. I was very happy my sister … Continue reading

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Racing Home

This is the Legend, a charter fishing boat owned by the Saltwater Safari Company of Seward, AK. She raced us home at the end of our whale watching tour.  Given the fantastic weather, I’m sure her customers had a very … Continue reading

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Waterfall

P1020987, a photo by BGTwinDad on Flickr. Alaska is so BIG, so grand and large-scale, that it is easy to forget that much of its beauty lies in the smaller things, in the details. This is, of course, true of … Continue reading

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