One of the motivations for the trip was to ride the White Pass and Yukon Railroad from Skagway. What a wonderful ride. The train starts at sea level and climbs through the White Pass and on into Canada on a narrow gauge route built for the gold rush 100 years ago. It is one of the top 10 train trips in the world and very-very worth the ride. You can even stand out between the cars and watch the Yukon roll by.