We were not as lucky this time around to be the only two on this excursion. Oh well, we still had a great time. Took the railway up to White Pass, entering Canada but not getting off the train. Sort of a loop.
This small graveyard holds the bodies of many gold seekers and a few of those that died making the railway. The small rectangles at the top are some of the windows on the other side of the railcar we were traveling in. Yours truly is not tech savvy enough to get rid of them.
As we traveled up the mountain there were lots of rivers, and waterfalls. Here are just a few of them.
Guess I didn't get a very good picture of Bridal Veil Falls, but the train seemed to be moving very quickly on the way back to Skagway.
This is a replica of the Northwest Mounted Police station. Here is where they would make sure that the gold seekers had the necessary supplies for the journey to the gold fields. There were so many deaths from starvation that our Northwest Mounted told the gold seekers they needed 1 ton of supplies in order to continue to the gold fields. That necessitated many trips up the pass as those looking for riches could not carry all that in one go.
This is the only portion of the original path that is left.
See that small thin line. That was the first White Pass trail. It was only about 2 feet wide and people would be traveling both ways on it. I bet the travelers were very happy when the railway was built.
I didn't get a picture of Dead Horse Gulch. Since most gold seekers were city people, they did not know how to treat their livestock (horses, donkeys) and many died of starvation, or overwork when they reached one area of the pass.
One of the old wooden trestles that have more or less fallen apart over the years.