Skagway Junk

Monday, July 6, 2009

Being an old mining town, Skagway, Alaska retains a lot of it's historic character. It was the starting point during the gold rush to the Yukon Trail. Miners were required by the Canadian government to bring 2,000 lbs. of supplies over White Pass before they would permit them to cross the border. That's one ton to be carried by sled, man or any other method. It was a narrow trail and took the would-be-miners many trips to get all their gear to the top. I'm sure glad they had a train for me to take to the summit.

"Skagway Junk" © Kathy Dunham 2009