If you do not like border crossings, you would not enjoy this trip because we crossed through many of them, the Mounties and American officials are all very skilled at what they do. No small talk here! This Klondike Highway to Highway 2 is the most picturesque yet since the beginning of our travels. Photographs cannot capture the serene, varied and glorious landscape that we will have imprinted in our minds as we cruise this land in our LTVs. Bear sightings and emerald green never-ending lakes, waterfalls, rivers and creeks greet us on our travels to another lovely seaport town, Skagway. The cruise ships love this town, but we never felt crowded on the street walks. The Red Onion Saloon, an old brothel, is a must and there is a super cool hardware store that we spent more time in that the gifts shops. The museums are full of information about the great Klondike Gold Rush (1896-99) and the treacherous climb these stampeders took. The hike took an average of 3 months to transport the required “ton of goods” (a year’s worth of supplies and equipment) over the White Pass and Chilkoot trails to the Yukon goldfields. Our hikers in the caravan took a hike on part of this 33-mile trail. The Skagway Visitor Center is located inside the Arctic Brotherhood Hall, easily identified by its elaborate driftwood facade. It has more than 8,833 pieces of driftwood sticks arranged in a mosaic pattern with the Brotherhood’s AB letters and symbols, a gold pan with nuggets. On the way back out of Skagway, we stop at Jewel Organic Gardens and Glass Blowing Studio. As we pass Tutshi Lake on Highway 2 the snow-covered mountain was majestic and reflected on the crystal still lake. There are more waterfalls with pools below as we come to the small town of Carcross to have homemade waffle cone ice cream and shop in the native gift shops. Our hikers take this route in the evening and were rewarded with sunset views that had every color of the rainbow before them.
Leisure Travel Vans August 22, 2018
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