Skagway to the Yukon! - une femme d'un certain âge

Skagway to the Yukon!

Skagway, and our first sunny day of the trip! We were glad for the clear skies, as we’d booked a ride on the White Pass and Yukon Railway, known for providing amazing views when the weather allows.

We travelled 27 miles each way, crossed over the Canadian border and climbed to an altitude of over 2,900 feet. The scenery was indeed spectacular; I’ll let the pictures tell the story.

This wasn’t our engine, but rather an out-of-commission relic along a siding.
Looking back down into the harbor, and below a closer shot of the docked cruise ships.




Once we reached our maximum altitude and crossed over the Canadian border, the terrain changed to a more Arctic tundra environment.


Turning around to head back down the hill.
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9 Comments

  1. July 7, 2009 / 3:43 pm

    Your photos are fantastic. You must have had a great vacation.

  2. July 7, 2009 / 5:08 pm

    Look amazing, Miss Pseu. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Sher
    July 7, 2009 / 12:57 pm

    Stunning! Yours is the first place I’ve been looking for in the morning waiting for these pictures to be posted ;D

  4. Sal
    July 7, 2009 / 2:29 pm

    Now THIS makes me jealous. I love train travel, and the scenery is just gorgeous.

  5. La Belette Rouge
    July 7, 2009 / 2:46 pm

    I love that train trip. Not much else to do in Skagway so the trip to White Horse pass is a must. Did your son love the train? It is a bit scary at points and yet so gorgeous.

  6. WendyB
    July 7, 2009 / 3:27 pm

    Amazing scenery!

  7. July 8, 2009 / 12:13 am

    What fabulous pictures! I’ve always wanted to see Alaska…thanks so much for sharing!

  8. Frugal Scholar
    July 8, 2009 / 2:39 pm

    We’ve been thinking about a visit to Alaska. I re-discovered an old friend who moved there and is raising/racing sled dogs (!). I’m so NOT a cruise person, however. Must figure out a different way to get there.

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