July 19, 2004 – Skagway, Alaska
“Skagway, with a population of just around 1,000, is located at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska, 103 air miles north of Juneau and 110 road miles south of Whitehorse, Yukon.”
Skagway is also home to the White Pass and Yukon Route Narrow Gauge Railway, an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, a designation shared with the Panama Canal, the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty. The WP&YR Railway gains nearly 3,000 feet in 20 miles in vintage rail cars.
Interesting fact: The founder of the department store Nordstrom, John W. Nordstrom, spent two years in the Klondike during the Gold Rush. He earned $13,000 from a gold-mine stake before returning to Seattle and starting Nordstrom.
We wandered around and explored the town and then chartered a helicopter to land on the glacier.
Nothing can prepare you for the feeling of landing in a helicopter on a glacier! Incredible experience. We had a 30 minute sightseeing flight and then landed on the glacier. We were able to walk around and explore for about 45 minutes. Highly recommended.
Incredibly, we met 2 young men from Houston, on the glacier, who were friends with the Faliks.
Amazing experience and I would highly recommend it. The team at Temsco did a great job!
Update: Temsco still gets great reviews on TripAdvisor 2017. Do your due diligence and make your decision.
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