Michael A. Stecker


Skagway, Alaska at the northern tip of the Lynn Canal and east of Glacier Bay is the northernmost stop on the Alaska Marine Highway's Inside Passage.  In its heyday (1898), Skagway was the starting point for travel to the Klondike gold fields.  The trip started just outside Skagway where the 33-mile-long Chilkoot Trail, accessible only on foot, ascended the coastal mountains.  I took the trip via the scenic White Pass and Yukon narrow gauge railway which went on to lake Bennett.