Alaska-Yukon Cruise Tour

Vancouver, BC

Juneau, AK

Skagway, AK

Whitehorse, Yukon

Dawson City, Yukon

Eagle, AK

Chicken, AK

Tok, AK

Fairbanks, AK

Fort Yukon, AK

Denali National Park

Anchorage, AK

Juneau, Alaska

Pictures:  Juneau  Ι  Mendenhall Glacier  Ι  Mt. Roberts tramway  

History:  Juneau  Ι  Mendenhall Glacier  Ι  Mt. Roberts Tramway 

We arrived in Juneau on Monday, July 14 at about 2 p.m.  The weather was cloudy our entire visit.  The local guide told us the city just had 164 days of non-stop rain.  So the overcast skies today were not too bad. 

We had a trip to Mendenhall Glacier, the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery and even had an hour to ride the Mt. Roberts Tramway to the top of the mountain overlooking Juneau.

The 40 miles of paved highway around Juneau were "paved with gold" – tailings from the gold mining industry.  The highway was actually a loop road out to Mendenhall Glacier and back to Juneau.

At 10:30 p.m., the ship was departing Juneau to arrive in Skagway at 6 a.m. on July 15.  During the night we traveled 101 nautical miles at an average speed of 15.1 knots.  At Skagway we disembarked to continue our land tour.

 

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