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Old 02-21-2013, 11:12 PM   #16
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Until somebody loses an eye ... or a head!


ps: Somthing just now came in on your 'history' question. Checking now.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:16 PM   #17
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Did you ride from Skagway to Carcross or was there a shorter trip.

When I first came up to Alaska in 81, I worked up at the Independance mine. And worked with a group of surveyors that shot the tunnel connecting the Palmer side to the Willow side. What amazed me the most that they were only about a .25" off all the way around. Driving the tunnel from both sides.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:30 PM   #18
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Did you ride from Skagway to Carcross or was there a shorter trip.
I've ridden the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway a couple of times. The first time was from Skagway to the top of the White Pass. The train left the station downtown with the steam engine, but just outside of town they switched to the little green and yellow diesel engine for the trip to the top. That was kind of disappointing but a cool trip nonetheless.

The best time was after hiking the Chilkoot Trail.



We had made reservations on the train for the trip back to Skagway from Lake Bennett (end of the trail). I was excited to see that it was the steam engine waiting for us at the station! Bonus!



Back in Skagway.



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Old 02-22-2013, 10:24 PM   #19
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That looks so kool thanks for sharing

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Old 03-24-2013, 12:30 AM   #20
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Been off the board for a while, so was late in seeing this post. There is LOTS of road to ride on the island, been here about a year now and have barely covered any of it. There is going to be a fair amount of road construction going on this summer. Primarily the Klawock-Hollis road, and the road to the north end of the island stating at the Coffman Cove turn up to Wale Pass. The forest service has their motorized access maps available online as well as nice big paper copies for free in the Craig office.



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Old 03-24-2013, 12:46 AM   #21
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Thanks for responding Glacier Pilot it would be great meet up with you. You could probably give me some great tips on where to go

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Old 03-24-2013, 09:51 AM   #22
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Those pictures are great do you happen to have any more, it's like travel porn
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:48 PM   #23
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Back from Prince of Wales Island

Just got back July 3 from our adventure to POW (Prince of Wales Island)

It totaled out being 22 days on the road

A lot of time on the Ferry System








Beautiful sunsets



Going to POW we stopped in Juneau for a day and had a chance to visit with some friends

Rode tram up to Mt. Roberts



A lot of cruise ships



The trip to Juneau took 4hrs and 30 min
Juneau to Ketchikan - 34hrs-15min
Ketchikan to Hollis - 3hrs

Total time on ferry going there 41 hrs - 45min

Coming Back it took 32hrs 30min because we didn't stop in Sitka

Totem Poles

In Ketchikan at Saxman


In Kasaan on POW



Long House and Totem The oldest Long House in North America When the men were gone the families would all live together in this house



Inside the house



In the center they had a cooking area and everyone slept around it


I wrote a blog on the whole 22 days there is more information and a lot more pictures there

POW is a great trip and I will probably try to do it again next year



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Old 07-07-2013, 01:17 PM   #24
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Beautiful pictures, looks like it was a great trip. Making my way through your blog as well. Thanks for posting.
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