Morning Walk Near Skagway

I took our family dog out to Yakatania Point, to see what we could see. Sometimes, Humpback whales surface near here. What a special place we live in! Happy to share it with you!

I took our family dog out to Yakatania Point, to see what we could see. Sometimes, Humpback whales surface near here. What a special place we live in! Happy to share it with you!

A Favorite Hike!

I hiked up to Lower Dewey Lake yesterday and saw only a few patches of snow left on the ground and some willows budding. Spring has sprung in Skagway!

I hiked up to Lower Dewey Lake yesterday and saw only a few patches of snow left on the ground and some willows budding. Spring has sprung in Skagway!

Husky Pups are Darling!

Daughter Kate shows a husky pup to grown sisters! Adults love the puppies as much as the kids do.

Daughter Kate shows a husky pup to grown sisters! Adults love the puppies as much as the kids do. Reserve a seven hour tour with us, so you have time to stop at Caribou Crossing!

Good Bye Winter!

Winter is past, although it did snow today!  A few flakes fell, to remind us that winter hesitates leaving, just as we hesitate saying good bye to cross country skiing and snowshoe trips into the forest. Ah, but summer is round the corner and we’ll soon show folks our beautiful backyard!

547547_162222073937770_1118917679_n

 

Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake, our most popular tour destination, waits for you, 70 miles Beyond Skagway. Let us take you there!

Emerald Lake, our most popular tour destination, waits for you, 70 miles Beyond Skagway. Let us take you there!

This Moment

My husband and I both agree. This moment, this one, where our grandson, Levi held PaPa Jeff's hand and took him for a walk down the beach. This was the moment we remember best from our winter vacation! May your summer vacation in Alaska, have a "this moment" in it too!

My husband and I both agree. This moment, this one, where our grandson, Levi held PaPa Jeff’s hand and took him for a walk down the beach. This was the moment we remember best from our winter vacation! May your summer vacation in Alaska, have a “this moment” in it too!

Ready For More Fun This Summer!

The beauty of our tours, is that... if you want to do something, you get to do it! These girls were happy to take a dip in an alpine tarn.

The beauty of our tours, is that… if you want to do something, you get to do it! These girls were happy to take a dip in an alpine tarn.

Black Bear Sightings

There have already been some bear sightings in Haines, our sister city!  Spring is here and the bears are hungry.

There have already been some bear sightings in Haines, our sister city! Spring is here and the bears are hungry.

Buckwheat Cross Country Ski Race

This is the weekend we've been waiting for! A local ski race for Skagwegians and Yukoners alike, fun for the whole 400 of us race hounds! Can't wait!

This is the weekend we’ve been waiting for! A local ski race for Skagwegians and Yukoners alike, fun for the whole 400 of us race hounds! Can’t wait!

Best Coffee in the Yukon!

It's not "just the coffee"!

Here’s Becky, Heike and Kate, at Caribou Coffee in Carcross, waiting for next season to start so you too, can enjoy a great cup of Yukon brewed coffee and a panini sandwich while on your Emerald Lake 6 or 7 hour tour.

Prolific Fireweed

Think Summer, Think Summer! It will come again, and thaw us out! It will come again and we will see you when you come to Alaska!

Think Summer, Think Summer! It will come again, and thaw us out! It will come again and we will see you when you come to Alaska!

Skagway Warming Up

Snow is getting pretty sloppy wet around here, while the rest of the States experience even below 0 temps. Maybe global warming only means that the North will warm up. After our very warm temps last summer, get are seeing a trend.

Tonight, we stand at 34F while Tampa is 39F… not so far apart there! Soon, folks will be moving to Alaska to get warmed up.

Welcome To Alaska!

We Welcome YOU To Alaska!We are looking forward to welcoming you to Alaska! This is my daughters, Kate and Meghan, and son in law, Brian!
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Alaska! These are my daughters, Kate and Meghan, and son in law, Brian!

Happy New Year, from Beyond Skagway Tours!

Happy New Years to all, from Beyond Skagway Tours!  Photo taken on Broadway, Christmas Day! When you see this view in summer, it'll sure look different!

Happy New Years to all, from Beyond Skagway Tours! Photo taken on Broadway, Christmas Day! When you see this view in summer, it’ll sure look different!

Alaska Hwy April 1968

1968 is the year my family uprooted from Oregon, hit the Alaska Hwy and settled in Fairbanks. An adventure of a lifetime!

1968 is the year my family uprooted from Oregon, hit the Alaska Hwy and settled in Fairbanks. An adventure of a lifetime!

46 years ago, our family first journeyed to Alaska! A 12 year old me, is in the middle in the off white coat… surrounded by my family and the Mitchell family, who journeyed north with us. It was an epic adventure for all of us. Changed the way we looked at life. We bought nine acres on Chena Ridge, near Fairbanks, back when there were only a few cabins within a five mile radius of ours. No running water, but we did have electricity! I learned a love for the wilderness, state of Alaska and the people who live here!

Black Bear Scratches!

This black bear, just out of hibernation, grabbed this young evergreen, and began to scratch his back against it! I’ve only seen this happen, just after waking from their long winter’s nap! It must feel so good… This bear went from scratching against a guard railing, to a sign, then to this tree, looking for the best relief.Black Bear Scratches

Think Spring!

We are excited to see the snow melt begin in the mountains surrounding Skagway! It won’t be long now! By the time you come on your tour, going “Beyond Skagway”, you’ll see signs of spring thaw in the White’s Pass area, such as in the photo here.  I promise, I won’t make you jump in the water tho!

Skagway Spring Thaw

Carcross Caribou on the run

Carcross, a small town that we will see while on your 5-8- hour custom tour “Beyond Skagway”, was named after these beautiful animals, the caribou!

You see, long before man arrived in such large numbers, during the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush, caribou used Nares River that flows next to Carcross, for their crossing point to get to their summer alpine feeding and birthing grounds.

Back then, Carcross was called Caribou Crossing.  It was shortened to Carcross when mail became confused with mail from another town of the same name.  Caribou are still crossing to get to their summer grounds, just in smaller numbers and away from the town… You can see them along the Klondike Hwy this time of year, and again in the Fall.Caribou are migrating

Alaskan Cruises, Skagway Port!

Nope, they have not arrived in Skagway yet! But, in only one month from now, the cruise ships will be departing from their docks, full of people, set on enjoying their vacation by seeing some of the most spectacular scenery in the world!

I am excited that you are considering a tour with us, “Beyond Skagway”! There are some beautiful places, as we drive further inland, along the Klondike Hwy! I hope for good weather and lots of wildlife sightings, but even if neither of those pan out, there are so many other positive things about your day, you’ll hardly notice that the two big ones didn’t happen for you!Alaska Cruises

Tagish Lake, Yukon Reflection

This is one of my favorite photo opportunities, taken next to the Klondike Hwy, on our way to Emerald Lake.   “My moma said there’d be days like this,” and I’m most certainly glad there are!!!  We look forward to sharing many days like this with you, while on your tour with Beyond Skagway Tours!!!P1070296