Thursday, July 5, 2012

Skagway, Alaska

I've decided to break my posts down into each port on the Inside Passage and then the last post will be all pictures on the actual cruise. I'll also be splitting them with other posts in between, so you don't get so sick of looking at my vacation pictures. haha. After a few days at sea, our first port was Skagway, Alaska. This city is mostly famous for it's former mining history and it's place in Jack London's book: The Call of the Wild. 

Our first excursion was located in the small town of Haines which is a fairly quick catamaran ride from Skagway where we drove Kawasaki 4x4 Mules onto the Takshanuk Mountain Trail. It was by far one of the coolest experiences of my life minus all of the bugs. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking. We drove the Mules up into the mountains stopping at a gorgeous lake and then up to a look out point that left us speechless. We saw lots of running streams, water falls, and it was the first wild life we saw, A BALD EAGLE. It was incredible to take in such an amazing place and have fun getting there.

Our excursions took up most of our days in port, so we didn't get to soak in a lot of the town life, but seeing the surroundings was more than enough. I did find time to grab a shot glass from every place we went which was super cool.

xx - Dan

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