On this particular day we all clearly could not get enough of different kinds of transportation. We went from a ship, to a helicopter, to a dogsled, back to the helicopter, and then if that wasn't enough decided to hop a train to the top of a mountain as well. Totally and completely worth it though.
Each mode of transport gave a very unique way of seeing the wilderness around us. With the train you got to wind through the trees and the cliffs and slowly watch as the valley grew further and the peaks grew closer.
The train cars were nice with big windows and seats that flipped to face the other direction when we got to the top and went back down the other way. My mom and I however, spent the majority of the ride on the little platform at the back of our car. Here we, and our cameras, had an unobstructed view of the landscape and felt the wind whipping all around us. It was quite the ride.
The tracks that we went up were built for the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush and were completed in 1900. Before then hopefully miners would make the trip by hours, along with all their supplies and food for year. It was such a treacherous trail that 3,000 horses died there during the gold rush and before the railroad was finished. Now it is used simply for sightseeing.
kaitlin k walsh
Adventurer armed with a camera.