Day Seventyfour

Skagway, AK to Skagway, AK
August 7th, 2009

High Point of the Day....
Low Point of the Day......
Having a spare day in Skagway
Our last real day of vacation
Miles Traveled Today
Total Miles Traveled
The Bus Playlist
5 miles on foot
Cloudy, then sunny in the 60's
Price of Gas 
(average per gallon)
Night's Lodging
Where this Page was Uploaded
Spawning salmon
Pullen RV Park and Campground, Skagway
Anchorage, AK

Daily Didactic
Our "extra" day in Skagway started with another awesome breakfast at Glacial Smoothes and Espresso. We gawked for a bit at the White Pass Railroad steam engine before regathering for a walk to the Gold Rush Cemetery. Not at all dissuaded by thirty-three recent miles of hiking, we headed off on the five mile round trip to the cemetery around noon. At the cemetery we took a look at the historically deceased for a bit and then headed for lunch at a nearby health food store and cafe. It turned out to be a "raw foodist" cafe, which was both interesting and really good after five days of freeze dried food.

After lunch we trekked back to the Skagway waterfront and Pullen. We spent an appreciated afternoon of internetting and napping, while Todd and Cori took some time to track down an incredible care package that their train friends had placed on today's train based on our original itinerary. Eventually we headed to the Skagway Brewing Co. for dinner. Dinner was great and was followed by some unexpected and fun conversation with a couple of other Chilkoot parties who came in as we finished. We headed back to the bus, spent the last evening of our joint summer with Todd and Cori chatting, and got ready for one last silly early morning.

Daily Pictures (Slide Show)

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Morning in the always happening Pullen RV Park Breakfast at Glacial Smoothies
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The menu was pleasantly devoid of Cliff or Power Bars Pretty uptown accomodations after a week in the woods
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That's a city ashtray on the left, the bakery doesn't appreciate it The White Pass steam engine
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Resting up before an easy five miler to the Gold Rush Cemetery The Gold Rush Cemetery, in use from the late 1890's to the 1940's
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The founders of the Skagway Streetcar and their nugget Trail choice, novel
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The layout seemed a little random Frank Reid, the man who shot Soapy Smith and a local hero as a result
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Soap Smith's more understated grave The steam engine coming by
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The railroad yard on the outskirts of town, the Shops A caboose out to pasture
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Health food and a raw food restaurant Good food, fun sign
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Fresh vegetables were really, really good Heavier than you might think at first
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A 51 Caddy, available for rides. Because prospectors had Cadillacs? The Park Service appears to be fashioning better digs than the Trail Center
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A back alley mural The Mountain Shop mural
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A quiet day in Skagway And back to the ever welcoming Pullen campround

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