Thursday, 29 May 2014

Skagway Alaska


After leaving the village of Carcross Yukon we headed south through the mountains to Skagway Alaska where our youngest son and his wife live.
This photo was taken at the White Pass Summit.
If you look directly down the centre of the picture you can see part of the highway were we will eventually pass through.
In all of my travels I have to say that this is the most beautiful drive of any that I have ever experienced.
I never tire of it no matter how many times we make this trip.
And I always wish I had stopped to take more pictures.
Once we were settled in our room at Sergeant Preston's we connected with Elijah and Laura.
Laura had heard that at high tide Orca Whales
were being spotted at The Yakutania Point.
Well it didn't take any arm pulling to persuade Tim and I that this would be well worth the hike to the Point at the chance of seeing a whale!
The Yakutania Trail is an easy walk.
There are no scary drop offs!
The trail is located well within the trees, so that you don't feel like you are up as high as you actually are.
made ask everyone to climb down ahead of me so I could take this photo of them first and get a shot that would give you a good perspective of the height of where we were.
The mossy looking stone you see at the bottom left is surrounded with sand when the tide is out!
Look how brave my DIL is!
I'm sure Laura had a fabulous view from her high perch.

 Queen of the Mountain
Here's a photo of two handsome hikers I couldn't resist taking a picture of!
Unfortunately we didn't spot any Orca Whales, but we still enjoyed our hike together and the beautiful view of the Chilkat Mountains and the Lynn Canal.
I have one more post of our mini vacation to share.
I'm warning you just in case you think this travel series is never going to end....
Blessing to all of you!





  1. Ah, Kimberly, these photos are gorgeous! What stunning scenery. And so glad you found Sgt. Preston. He hasn't aged a bit since I was a kid. lol LOVED that show!!

  2. I'm so enjoying the travel series so I'm looking forward to the next post. The scenery is gorgeous!!!!

  3. Your pictures are unbelievable!
    The one of "queen of the mountain" and of the "two hikers" are especially nice.
    Well, worth the walk down.
    Enjoy your family. Sending you blessings.

  4. OMGosh, you are so lucky to live in this area or at least be able to visit family there. It is over the top gorgeous!

  5. No warning necessary! Your husband and son look like two peas in a pod...very similar. Gorgeous scenery. Wild and rugged and stunning.

  6. Beautiful.
    What an amazing place to travel to and enjoy :)

  7. I'm loving all your photos Kimberley, such gorgeous scenery. Thanks for sharing your vacation with us.

  8. I'm loving all your photos Kimberley, such gorgeous scenery. Thanks for sharing your vacation with us.

  9. Wonderful photos ! I am glad you are enjoying this wonderful trip . Oh I see snow in them there hills lol any gold to ? Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

  10. Lovely photos. The scenery is so pretty.How fun to be able to take this all in.

  11. Hi Kimberly, I wish we had known about this hike when we were in Skagway last summer-it is beautiful!
    So glad you had such a great time; I loved Alaska-it is so beautiful, just don't think I could live there.
    Hugs, Noreen

  12. Kimberly - Your photos are just breathtaking! What a gorgeous place. I was there about a year ago and just had never seen such beauty. It's a wonderful place to visit.

    Look forward to more pictures.


  13. Beautiful photos Kimberly. I'm sure you are having a "whale" (excuse the pun) of a time. Lovely to see your kids too. Love, Chris

  14. Oh My Gosh... Makes me want to go there NOW... How gorgeous!!!! And that hike??? I'd love it... BUT--how in the world do gals hike in sandals? (I noticed your DIL had sandals on.)


  15. Absolutely breath taking Kimberly!

  16. Wow Kimberly! These photos are so beautiful. What gorgeous scenery. Tim and your son sure do look alike. ;) Thanks for sharing and I'm always glad to see photos like this. Have a wonderful time.

  17. Kimberly, the views are truly wonderful. Do you ever feel scared driving through so much wilderness? Blessings to all, xoxo,Susie

  18. Hi Kimberly,

    My goodness, what spectacular sights! You all look so comfortable and familiar with the landscape and your daughter-in-law surely must have had the best views!

    What an exciting adventure!


  19. I'm loving your photos and look forward to them every day. It's a trip I would love to take some time. I've been to Alaska a few years ago but there's so much to see and you've made me yearn to see more! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

  20. Never tire of seeing gorgeous photos like this Kimberly! What a view! the hike sounds like one we would love taking. Breathtaking!

  21. Wow! I am speechless. The beauty of that area is just breathtaking. I would love to see it some day, but probably won't get to so I'm loving your photos. Please show lots more!

  22. Oh so beautiful, lovely scenery Kimbery, sweet Queen of the mountain, Blessings Francine.

  23. That looks like an amazing hike! What gorgeous photos you got!

  24. Wow, such fantastic views everywhere you look. Great photos!

  25. I was thrilled to see this post and shared the photos with Mr. Jim, who lived in Alaska for many years. Such gorgeous country!

  26. Great pics...thank you SO much as I may never make it there. Sargent Preston! My hero! I loved the RCMP especially when they used to ride horses and wear those red uniforms. I still watch reruns of the


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