It might be tough but it is a beautiful course.
We got to the Dyea Townsite,
In 1898 Skagway’s rival city, Dyea (die-yee), at the foot of the Chilkoot Trail, was the trailhead for the shortest route to Lake Bennett, where stampeders began their float to Dawson City. After the White Pass & Yukon Route was completed in 1900, Dyea quickly died. Today it's a few old crumbling cabins, the pilings of Dyea Wharf and Slide Cemetery, where 47 men and women were buried after perishing in an avalanche on the Chilkoot Trail in April 1898.
From article in Lonely Plant
We took a walk through some of the former town. Not a lot to see but a nice and scenic trail.
I took a few more pictures on the way back.
We was nice that are campground was within walking distance of the town. There were also three restaurants right at the Boat Harbor. We went to Skagway Fish Company. It was a little too cold to sit outside which would have been nice as it is right on the water. However, the food was really good. We originally were going to have their fish taco special but they were out. It is weird but we have been going out a little more lately and this is the fifth restaurant in a row where they didn't have at least one of our first choices. We even went to a Tim Horton's and they were out of the Philly Steak sandwich Joe ordered. When is a fast food restaurant out of anything? Our second choice was Halibut stuffed with cream cheese and shrimp with vegetables. It was really good and maybe the better choice anyway.
|Skagway Fish House|
More beautiful scenery on the way.
We did an overnight in Whitehorse at Hi Country RV, where we stayed before. Then another long day driving which included another bear sighting.
Again we headed out with a short stop at Delta Junction, which is the end of the Alcan Highway.