The Summit, White Pass & Yukon Route

Patches Of Snow
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As we transitioned to the summit, the trees gave way to low shrubs, rocks, and patches of snow.


The Summit   •  Of The Skagway Rail Tour   •  White Pass & Yukon Route external link   •  Skagway external link Alaska   •  (Date Photographed: 09:49:33 Thursday 4 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 22 September 2015   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_2504
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Trail Of 98
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Before there was a train, there was a foot trail that led over the summit to the gold fields of the Yukon. That trail was used in 1898.


The Summit   •  Of The Skagway Rail Tour   •  White Pass & Yukon Route external link   •  Skagway external link Alaska   •  (Date Photographed: 09:50:06 Thursday 4 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 22 September 2015   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_2505
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Mountain Lake
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A mountain lake had been formed by melting snow. This was the first of two small lakes and one large lake that we saw.


The Summit   •  Of The Skagway Rail Tour   •  White Pass & Yukon Route external link   •  Skagway external link Alaska   •  (Date Photographed: 09:52:23 Thursday 4 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 22 September 2015   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_2515
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Forest On Yukon Side
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The forest on the Yukon side of the summit. This was the middle of three lakes.


The Summit   •  Of The Skagway Rail Tour   •  White Pass & Yukon Route external link   •  Skagway external link Alaska   •  (Date Photographed: 09:53:23 Thursday 4 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 22 September 2015   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_2517
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Flags At The Border
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Flags marked the border between the U.S. and Canada. Because we were not allowed to leave the train at the Yukon stop, we were never technically in Canada.


The Summit   •  Of The Skagway Rail Tour   •  White Pass & Yukon Route external link   •  Skagway external link Alaska   •  (Date Photographed: 09:54:01 Thursday 4 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 22 September 2015   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_2520
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An Old NWMP Cabin
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In the old days, the border was manned by members of the North West Mounted Police external link. First called the North West Mounted Rifles, the NWMP patrolled Canada's Northwest Territories external link.


The Summit   •  Of The Skagway Rail Tour   •  White Pass & Yukon Route external link   •  Skagway external link Alaska   •  (Date Photographed: 09:54:04 Thursday 4 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 22 September 2015   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_2521
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The Train Stopped
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The end of the train stopped and parked on the Canadian side of the Yukon external link. Notice, that at the correct angle, the lake appeared blue.


The Summit   •  Of The Skagway Rail Tour   •  White Pass & Yukon Route external link   •  Skagway external link Alaska   •  (Date Photographed: 10:05:13 Thursday 4 June 2015)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 22 September 2015   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_2534
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