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Holland America - Mark Yancey Photo
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Sub-Arctic Meadow Fall Colors

Alaska – Denali National Park

Our bus tour into Denali National Park started about 11:00 in the morning.  It was scheduled to be a 5 1/2 hour trip, travelling about…

Alaska – McKinley Chalet Resort

After a great train ride from Anchorage, we are just outside the park at the McKinley Chalet Resort.  This resort is also owned by Holland…

Alaska – Train from Anchorage to Denali – Part 2

Although seeing Mt. Denali in the sunlight was a highlight of our trip, the other views were also amazing. There was more of the fireweed…
Denali

Alaska – Train from Anchorage to Denali – Part 1

After spending the afternoon and evening in Anchorage, we boarded the train to Denali.  What is now the Alaska Railroad started in 1903 in Seward. …
Turnagain Bay

Alaska – Whittier to Anchorage

Our ship docked in Whittier, AK.  There isn’t much to Whittier other than docks for cruise ships.  Most of the residents all live in the…
Bryn Mawr Glacier

Alaska – College Fjord

We spent most of the day at sea travelling from Glacier Bay toward College Fjord.  We woke up this morning to the sounds of our…

Skagway -Taiya River Rafting

We found ourselves back at the Taiya River at the end of our hike.  Drake, our tour guide, now became our raft pilot.  We floated…
Lush Moss-Covered Landscape

Skagway – Chilkoot Pass Trail

As I described in an earlier post, there were two primary trails used to get from Skagway to the gold fields.  In the previous post,…
Train on Trestle Bridge

Skagway – White Pass & Yukon Railroad

There were two trails from Skagway to the gold fields.  The longer, less steep trail went up to White Pass.  The White Pass & Yukon…