I think if I have a choice I will pick the Columbia. The boat is one of the nicest in the fleet and everything is clean and comfortable.
We finally arrived in Skagway at 1 pm.
And we had to hit a couple of sites: the Yukon White pass railroad and the Chilkoot trail visitor's center.
Here's a stampeder with all his gear.
We needed to be at Little Atlin by 6 pm and I'd forgotten about the time change so we quickly left Skagway on the South Klondike Hwy. Honestly, I wasn't disappointed - we've been to Skagway three times in three years.
We crossed the boarder into Canada, set our watches to the new time zone and continued on to Tutshi lake
We pulled off the highway for a few pictures along the way and then stopped in Carcross to look at Bennett Lake and a "retirement home" shack for Mr. X's mom. She was really excited about it.
After we spotted Emerald Lake we turned back to the Tagish road and drove through some of the most lovely fall colors. Before too long we turned onto Atlin road and found our way to the Little Atlin Lodge where we were staying for two nights. We enjoyed our dinner and then watched the sunset on the lake.