Skagway was originally a gold rush town with a rich history of growth during the early 20th century. Now the cruise ships tour a charming little town set in a beautiful valley that’s part of the rainforest. The “ads” or grafitti that you see on the rocks is reminiscent of the way the mining town advertised supplies, housing and services in the mining days. This was the first thing we saw entering the port. The fish swimming upstream is part of an effort to repopulate the salmon population in a stream that’s the main attraction in the city park. Touring the town brought us to the most photographed building in Skagway. This building was constructed entirely of driftwood and has remained since 1899. Risa and I did a little shopping in town and then had the best lunch of Alaskan King Crab legs. They truly are all they’re cracked up to be. It was also at this lunch that we fell in love with the Alaska Brewing Company products. Man those beers are fabulous… especially the Amber Ale and White Beer. All this was prior to our cycling through the rainforest to the flats. We were in the wilderness with enormous trees and little bike paths. We even saw the remains of a mining town that had only a cemetery and the front of building left in an overgrown forest. I really liked this cycling experience.