The next thing on the list was rain and cold… I did laundry, we hiked up to the falls behind the Gold Rush Cemetery and went to a Salmon Bake for dinner.

 

The Salmon Bake was in “Liarsville”, where all of the newspaper journalists stayed during the gold rush. They are the ones that did all the advertising, getting people excited, etc.  It’s just too bad that most of the people that finally made their way to Skagway and up the Chilkoot Trail, didn’t find gold since all of the claims were already staked. It’s an interesting story…

 

It was a little cold & dreary at the dinner/show, but we did our best to enjoy ourselves. I would think it would be much more enjoyable if the weather co-operated.

 

So here are the few pictures from the day…

 

 

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selfie on the bus

 

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our tour guide and bus driver (Buttermilk)

 

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Jim and Mark

 

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tents similar to what the journalists would have used

 

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Trading post (souvenirs)

 

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the show (plus a recitation of one of Robert Service’s poems)

 

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Jim helping some of our group pan for gold

 

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the important place, where to get a cold beer

 

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the salmon on the grill

 

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one of the dogs, Dolly; this is a malamute (big one!)

 

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Marker for the fallen US Marshalls during the gold rush

 

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Reid Falls

 

It was a slow day due to the weather, but thankfully, it perks up ~ Kim