Skagway for the Day!

Skagway, Alaska

Yay Skagway!! An all time favorite little city in Southeast! So much character, so many stories! This little city has consistently busted ass and triumphantly overcome challenge for most of its existence. I love Skagway's history just as much as today's undeniable charm. The City was built on the fortunes of gold, and as the gold dwindled away, tourism became the new evergreen currency that pushes Skagway to be a highlight on anyone's trip through Southeast.

This summer my dad flew his Piper Aztec up to Juneau, we have been flying together since I can remember. When COVID restrictions lifted a bit, I got a craving for a little bit of Thai food and adventure. Sydney and I packed the kids and headed out for a day trip with high hopes to eat lunch outside in to-go containers. We flew on a perfect day, got ice cream and set out to explore. This town is incredibly walkable, there is so much to see and learn just by walking the city streets. By 1pm we were starving, only to find out my favorite Thai place was closed! I had even called the day before to insure they'd be open. I probably stood at the door for an embarrassingly long amount of time hoping someone would appear and let me order. My dreams died when we ended up flying away with empty stomachs. I promise to return when things open up even more!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy our photos and I hope you get a chance to sneak up to Skagway sometime this summer! 

 

A Quick History

A well known trade route between Tlingit and Tagish Natives, the end of Lynn Canal was originally called Skaqua or Shgagwéi meaning a windy, or "white caps on water." In 1887 Captain Moore laid claim to 160 acres in hopes of striking it rich with gold. Ten years later Skookum Jim, George W. Carmack and Dawson Charlie discovered an unprecedented amount of gold at Bonanza Creek. The best way to reach Bonanza Creek? Follow the 600+ mile trip beginning right outside of Skagway.  When two steamships arrived unannounced to Seattle and San Fransisco loaded with a "ton of gold," news spread like wildfire. Within days, steamships were at capacity as prospectors departed for the Klondike Gold Rush in 1897.

The journey to Bonanza Creek required multiple trips over the pass as the Canadian Mounties required that each person have at least 1 ton of provisions to ensure they would survive the winter. The City swelled to over 10,000 people in a matter of months. With no real law, the City quickly became known as a hell hole. Con artists like Soapy Smith walked the streets stealing gold from prospectors who had struck it rich. Could you imagine coming back after a year's worth of treachery only to be robbed?! 

Over the next several decades Skagway becomes Alaska's first incorporated City, beating Juneau by 1 day. President Harding visits the city, and various women's clubs advocate and establish the library, school, and prohibition of alcohol. The White Pass & Yukon Route train provides transportation of gold, ore, and eventually tourists as Skagway becomes a destination highlight by the mid 20's and continually builds momentum to modern day. Skagway literally is invaded during WWII as US Troops takeover the railroad to transport materials in order to build the ALCAN highway through the Yukon territory.  Things settle out and the road from Juneau to Skagway gets teased in and out of conversation with no real progress.

Check out even more details of Skagway's history here!

 

Get There

This trip we flew in my dad's Piper Aztec! It's a quick 35 minute flight from Juneau. Normally I'd take Alaska Seaplanes or ride the Alaska State Ferry! Unfortunately the Alaska Ferries are experiencing sever budget cuts so the schedule is pretty bare. 

What to Wear

Always weather dependent! Summer in Alaska can be a hit or miss.  It can be 53 degrees and raining, or 78 degrees and hot!  So always pack and dress in layers.  Since we were only going for the day, it was easy to dress on the day's forecast for sunny and 72 degrees!  

  • An easy day dress if you're going to kick around town.
  • Jeans and tee if you're planning to wander trails or explore and play more.
  • Light sweater
  • Backpack
  • Sneakers or good walking sandals

 

How to Play

Best time to visit: April - September.  For cheaper ferry tickets and no cruise ship tourists, get there before May!  Easter weekend is a great time to visit, Canadians drive down for the holiday (hotels book up fast), Starfire fires up their kitchen, and the driver goes free on the AMHS ferry!

COVID19 UPDATE - The season is cancelled! There are a few ships scheduled to come in August and September.

Summer Activites:

  • Hike the Chilkoot Trail - Follow the route of the Klondike Gold Rush for an unforgetable journey.  The trail is 33 miles, one way ending at Lake Bennett in British Columbia. Permits are required and during COVID conditions the trail is closed.

  • Hike Lower Dewey - A moderate loop hike roughly three miles long. A great hike around the lake that takes 1-2 hours.

  • White Pass Train - Everyone should take this ride! A 40 mile round trip adventure takes you on an unforgettable ride on vintage cars. 

  • Dance Night at the Red Onion Saloon!

  • Eat as much as possible at Starfire Thai Restaraunt - The food is authentically delicious and is so good that deliveries often include plane rides to Juneau!

 

Please make a point to visit Skagway, there is so much life and vibrance you're sure to have the sweetest escape!

Flying to Skagway for the Day by Resolute Boutique
Flying to Skagway for the Day by Resolute Boutique
Flying to Skagway for the Day by Resolute Boutique
Flying to Skagway for the Day by Resolute Boutique
Flying to Skagway for the Day by Resolute Boutique
Flying to Skagway for the Day by Resolute Boutique
Flying to Skagway for the Day by Resolute Boutique
White Pass in Skagway Alaska
Flying to Skagway for the Day by Resolute Boutique
Skagway for the Day! By Resolute Boutique
Flying to Skagway for the Day by Resolute Boutique
Skagway for the Day with Resolute Boutique and Sydney Akagi
Skagway for the Day! White Pass Train by Resolute Boutique & Sydney Akagi
Flying to Skagway for the Day by Resolute Boutique
Flying to Skagway for the Day by Resolute Boutique

 

Photos were taken in combination of my cell phone and by the famous and multitalented Sydney Akagi, my go-to adventure and fashion photographer!

 

Sources

“Best Trails near Skagway, Alaska.” AllTrails.com, 2020, www.alltrails.com/us/alaska/skagway.

Clifford, Howard. The Skagway Story: a History of Alaska's Most Famous Gold-Rush Town and Some of the People Who Made That History. Wolf Creek Books, 2003.

“Skagway History.” Skagway, Alaska, Skagway Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2020, skagway.com/history-complete/.

 

Shop the Look

 

 

Comments

CARLOS :

Nothing  is impossible once you are in the right hands ALPHA KEY RECOVERY are tested and trusted in recovering all kind of lost issues starting from loss of access down to funds recover contact them today Contact Email:ALPHAKEY@CONSULTANT.COMWhatsapp : +12179740043

Jul 16, 2023

Marcia Johnson:

Online investment can be so hectic and unpredictable from getting scammed from unreliable sources I got scammed of $248,000 of BTC I was devastated and upset and I felt like I lost it all until I was referred to Lord Hacker Ultimate, at first I was skeptical because of my past scam experience but I decided to try it out since I was referred by a trusted friend and I’d already lost a lot of money. I contacted Lord Hacker Ultimate through L.H.ULTIMATE@FASTSERVICE.COM and their Website: (lordhackerultimate.wixsite.com/lordhackerultimate). And contrary to my belief they were able to recover all my lost funds, surprisingly I was fully refunded my $248,000 in full even though they charged for their service it was worth while, if you are out there and have been scammed of your hard earned money just contact ,Lord Hacker Ultimate and they will be able to assist you to recover back what you’ve lost. Lord Hacker Ultimate is effective and reliable, I can attest to this

Jul 16, 2023

Marcia Johnson:

Online investment can be so hectic and unpredictable from getting scammed from unreliable sources I got scammed of $248,000 of BTC I was devastated and upset and I felt like I lost it all until I was referred to Lord Hacker Ultimate, at first I was skeptical because of my past scam experience but I decided to try it out since I was referred by a trusted friend and I’d already lost a lot of money. I contacted Lord Hacker Ultimate through L.H.ULTIMATE@FASTSERVICE.COM and their Website: (lordhackerultimate.wixsite.com/lordhackerultimate). And contrary to my belief they were able to recover all my lost funds, surprisingly I was fully refunded my $248,000 in full even though they charged for their service it was worth while, if you are out there and have been scammed of your hard earned money just contact ,Lord Hacker Ultimate and they will be able to assist you to recover back what you’ve lost. Lord Hacker Ultimate is effective and reliable, I can attest to this

Jul 16, 2023

Joseph:

We are seeking assistance from a skilled individual to help us recover our bitcoin from a fraudulent investment company. We would like to express our gratitude to Mark Wizard for his help thus far. The job requires expertise in bitcoin recovery and knowledge of dealing with fraudulent schemes. The main tasks include identifying the fake investment company, tracing the bitcoin transactions, and recovering the funds. It is important that the freelancer has a track record of successful bitcoin recovery cases. Attention to detail and strong analytical skills are essential for this role. I recommend you sort the service of Mark Wizard Recovery Solution if you are in need of any kind of assistance in recovering whatsoever you lost online below are the contact information.
Email: markwizard@solution4u.com

WHATSAPP, +15093120146

Jul 16, 2023

Sarah:

My Husband was so smooth at hiding his infidelity so I had no proof for months, I was referred to some Private investigator and decided to give him a try.. the result was incredible because all my cheating husband’s text messages, whatsapp, facebook/Instagram and even phone conversations was wired directly to my cellphone. if your husband or partner is an expert at hiding his cheating adventures contact this Garry Speed Hack, he’s fast and relaible whatsapp him on +1 ( 626 ) 557-1615 or Email: wzardgarryspeedhack (at) gmail (dot) com tell him i referred you. Also his website is https://wzardgarryspeedhac.wixsite.com/my-site-1

Jul 15, 2023

Richard Harvey:

I am happy to give this testimony out, I was scammed by some fake online crypto investors I got scammed of $450,000,00 to these fake online crypto investors. A friend of mine introduce Adrian Lamo Hacker who helped me recover all my crypto recently I was very happy and grateful because I have already lost hope and thought I couldn’t get my bitcoin back but Adrian Lamo Hacker proved me wrong by recovering them back. I will advise you to consult, share your problem and communicate with Adrian Lamo Hacker via email:(Adrianlamo@consultant.com) for assistance, he is honest and straightforward.

Jul 15, 2023

Belinda :

Big thank you for your hard works also keeping to your words ,I’m really grateful never thought it was possible to recover a lost funds after been scammed twice on same issues .I’m here to let you know that ALPHA KEY RECOVERY HACKER EXPERT is a legit recovery service out here ensure to reach out to ALPHA KEY RECOVERY
Contact Email: ALPHAKEY@CONSULTANT.COM
Whatsapp : +12179740043

Jul 15, 2023

Belinda :

Big thank you for your hard works also keeping to your words ,I’m really grateful never thought it was possible to recover a lost funds after been scammed twice on same issues .I’m here to let you know that ALPHA KEY RECOVERY HACKER EXPERT is a legit recovery service out here ensure to reach out to ALPHA KEY RECOVERY
Contact Email: ALPHAKEY@CONSULTANT.COM
Whatsapp : +12179740043

Jul 15, 2023

Richard Harvey:

I am happy to give this testimony out, I was scammed by some fake online crypto investors I got scammed of $450,000,00 to these fake online crypto investors. A friend of mine introduce Adrian Lamo Hacker who helped me recover all my crypto recently I was very happy and grateful because I have already lost hope and thought I couldn’t get my bitcoin back but Adrian Lamo Hacker proved me wrong by recovering them back. I will advise you to consult, share your problem and communicate with Adrian Lamo Hacker via email:(Adrianlamo@consultant.com) for assistance, he is honest and straightforward.

Jul 15, 2023

kelvin:

While reading this, I hope you are doing well. I’m happy to let you know I’ve seized the ideal opportunity. The second month marks the start of my trading. I’m getting ready to enjoy my profit.

But I would still like to express my sincere gratitude to you. JOHNSON HACK SOLUTION, Bitcoin Expert Recovery was essential for the dream to become a reality. It is a fantastic starting point for less fortunate people on their path to success.

you can contact through johnsonhacksolution@gmail.com WhatsApp:+1(971)512-5643.

Jul 15, 2023

Leave a comment

Liquid error (layout/theme line 125): Could not find asset snippets/spurit_uev-theme-snippet.liquid