Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Adventures in Alaska: Day Ten: Skagway. AK

After our two days at sea, we arrived at Skagway, AK. 

Once upon a time, Skagway was a gateway to Yukon, which was the sight of the Klondike Gold Rush 1897.  The town is now a National Historic Park, meaning that it's primary economy is tourism. 

We took the very popular White pass & Yukon train to white pass, which is the top of the mountain & at the Canadian border. 

The train provided beautiful views of the
area. Went back into town and enjoyed some beers & lunch at the Skagway Brewing Company

Not wanting to be bored, my dad booked is for the summit to sea bike ride. When we turned up, it ended up just being the two of is with the guide. She invited two of her friends to join us and we headed back up to White Pass & close to the Canadian & American border.

After some safety instructions, we headed downhill for 15 miles. At some points we were going about 27 miles and hour! 

The ride was fun, I was a bit nervous to be going that fast downhill. But quickly adjusted. Our guide had some good information, but after so many yours we've gone on- there wasn't anything surprisingly new. It's worth the the
Rush, but not the trip if you want scenic and informative. We were going to fast for any of that !

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