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Sunday, February 10, 2019


There is only one problem with going to Alaska, there aren't enough hours in the day (and the days are very long) or enough days in the week. I was raised on the Kenai Peninsula and when we took our trip up 3 years ago, we knew we wanted to go to the places we hadn't been when we lived there, and we still couldn't do it all. Enjoy your time, the Land of the Midnight Sun is everything its cracked up to be. While you're in Skagway, take an hour or two to go over to Dyea and see the abandoned town, its a great short trip from town, also you can get short-term out of state fishing licenses and the dolly varden fishing in Haines is great.

Unless the schedule/ferry doesn't work…I would definitely take the White Pass railroad trip…it's the old timey train and the views are pretty spectacular.

WOW! This exhausted me just reading this! We thought we have spent many hours researching our summer 2019 trip to Alaska but seeing how much time you've put into this makes our attempt seem light! Great information, Howard. Thank you for sharing.

Sue Blumenfeld & Brian Sutton

White Pass, if weather is good, is unreal....the reflections off the many lakes up in that area is something I have never seen before...hard even while you are there to tell where the shoreline is because the reflection is so WOW (best word I could come up with). We saw many who took railroad and got onto buses...but others took vehicles which carried 6-8 passengers. We were in our RV, so it did not matter to us...when the buses pulled out, we pulled in.

In 2010 Eileen and I toured Skagway and opted to go with the Green Jeep Tours rather tha the train trip. The train stops at the Canadian border and turns around to head back. The Green Jeep provided us with a CD for a self guided tour. They also provided drinks and snacks in a cooler. With the Jeep we didn’t have to stop at the Canadian border and drove up into the Yukon. We went up to Emerald Lake. On the way back we stopped at a stream to watch bears trying to catch salmon. You don’t have to return the Jeep to the tour office. You park it where the ferry is docked, lock it and leave it. They’ll pick it up later. And I think it cost less than the train for two.

I definitely recommend the White Pass Railroad trip. (dress warm) It is a narrow gauge railroad & you'll have snowy mountain scenery.

I love your trip planning. . .your Niagara plans are the ones I used when we visited there.

You will not be sorry for visiting Juneau or for exploring the Inside Passage. . .enjoy every second.

Ouch!!! My mind would explode if it had to do that much planning. I admire your efforts and will be stealing as many ideas as I can as we continue our plans for our 2019 Alaska trip.

Looking forward to talking about our trips at the Boondocking Gathering in Quartzsite.

If you get to Skagway and have the opportunity to take the Rail trip, choose the steam locomotive, it is an amazing machine and makes the trip so much more real.

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