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Old June 17th, 2005, 05:14 PM
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Default Alaska--Emerald Lake

I'm currently planning my itinerary for an Alaska cruise in July . In the various postings from readers I've come across mention of Emerald Lake but try as I might I could not locate it on any map or atlas I looked at. I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could point me in the right direction and also, in your opinion, is it worth driving to?

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Old June 17th, 2005, 07:36 PM
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Default Re: Alaska--Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake is about 75 miles from Skagway on the Klondite Hwy., and a few miles past Carcross, Yukon Territory. Right, Murray, or close?
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Old June 18th, 2005, 07:58 AM
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Default Re: Alaska--Emerald Lake

Klondike Highway, yes 75 miles. Print out Murray's highway log. www.explorenorth.com
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Old June 19th, 2005, 05:00 PM
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Default Re: Re: Alaska--Emerald Lake

Thank you so very much. Now is it worth the drive?
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Old June 19th, 2005, 09:28 PM
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Here is our experience on the drive from Skagway to Emerald lake. You will also find a link to a great mile-by-mile travel travel log.

http://www.scrapbookideacenter.com/alaskamay29skag.htm
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Old June 19th, 2005, 09:29 PM
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Default Re: Alaska--Emerald Lake

This was a highlight of our trip... would definitely do it again.
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Old June 20th, 2005, 06:38 AM
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For clairfication- Emerald Lake is in the Yukon. If you are a Ca citizen you aren't allowed to take rental cars from the US into Ca. Easy and very nice scenic drive. Print out the log as mentioned above.
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Old June 20th, 2005, 06:19 PM
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I've attached a photo of Emerald Lake we took on our last Alaska Summit Repo cruise - last May.....it's just that beautiful....

Also, the drive is great way to see many of the beautiful sights - but at your own pace. I'd sure recommend renting a car for the day in Skagway and making this easy drive. But be sure to get Murray's milepost printout as recommended above!

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Old June 20th, 2005, 09:36 PM
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Karen, thanks for the warning. We are Canadian citiizens and have just rented a car for Skagway. We were not aware that we would not be able to cross into Canada. I guess we would only be able to drive to the summit and then would have to turn around. Would this be worth it? I am going to call Avis to clarify.
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Old June 21st, 2005, 07:48 AM
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NO it is not worth the rental if you can only go 20 miles. Cancel the car. Look at Frontier tours if you want to see the Yukon. they do a good job with frequent stops and commentary. Otherwise consider the train, superior for scenery, history and engineering.
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Old June 21st, 2005, 08:07 PM
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Thanks
We will look into that.
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Old June 21st, 2005, 10:13 PM
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We're Canadian also and the only way we can drive our rental through to Emerald Lake is if an American is the driver. Is there any American out there who will be on the Celebrity Summit for the July 15th northbound trip and would like to join two friendly Canadian couples?
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