The Art of Exploration · a diary of day trips, natural places, and miscellaneous adventures

White Pass

Thursday, June 26th, 2008 in Alaska
White Pass

Today we rode the White Pass and Yukon Route railway from Skagway, Alaska to the summit of White Pass.

Tags for this entry:    · ·

Assortment

Balanced Rock
Balanced Rock 1
There’s a path around Balanced Rock that is all fine and dandy when you’re on the one side, which I shall here refer to as the Sunny, Balanced Side. Simply put, Sunny, Balanced Side is the side toward which the rock isn’t leaning.
Blue Bird Loop
Blue Bird Loop
At one point the trail disappears onto an exposed stretch of granite. I continue to walk for few minutes across the rock and come to the other side. The giant slab ends at a steep drop-off.
Peacock Pool
Peacock Pool
OK, so this is a good one. I had intended to call this post Chasm Lake but I must keep myself honest and call it instead Peacock Pool because at no point during my hike today did I ever actually make it to Chasm Lake.