We're on our lst cuise to Alaska in mid-August. We plan to take the White Pass Scenic Railway in Skagway. 2 times are available....8:20AM and 12:45PM. Would love to hear comments from experienced cruisers regarding "visibility"........ie: better in AM or early PM?
We went on the morning tour recently, and took the bus up and the train down. The fog was really thick going up, but had cleared out enough for the trip down on the train. I would suggest, based on that experience, that you do the afternoon.
I recommend the pm train, but for a very important factor- the ability to get to the Park Service visitor center and do some of their activities. All the info there will greatly enhance your later train trip. Located at Broadway and Second. http://www.nps.gov/klgo/schedule.htm