After several days on the boat, it was exciting to set foot on land again. Our first stop in Alaska was the town of Skagway. We signed up for a shore excursion that sent us to a small town called Liarsville which served as a base camp before prospectors headed off into the Yukon in search of gold.
Ty got a chance to pan for real gold and found a few flakes even. Not enough to pay for the trip or anything fancy, but some to make it fun. A few of the characters joined us at that event which also included a cookout with fresh salmon. Later we walked around the picturesque town of Skagway admiring the majestic snow capped peaks surrounding us on all sides.