If one was looking to make a fortune 110 years ago by striking gold in the Yukon, getting a good deal on a rail ticket from Skagway in Alaska to Yukon in Canada was the way to go.
Nowadays, it’s the tourists from the cruise ships that travel these ancient tracks in search of breathtaking views and magnificent scenery.
We travelled through the mountains alongside rivers and waterfalls, over trestle bridges passing by similar rotting wooden bridges, ghostly relics of yesteryear, as we made our way up through the clouds to the summit.
Upon our return we explored Skagway, a town holding onto its Western charm and timeworn buildings, one of the few towns in southeast Alaska with a road link to mainland North America.
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