The town of Carcross is a place where the Klondike miners regrouped after coming across the Chilkoot, White or Yukon Pass. This is where we get our first feel of the Klondike gold rush of 1897-99. Chilkoot Pass is 3,739 feet, but that it all straight up from sea level.
Then an area called “Tormented Valley” where the trees are stunted and twisted, and are trying to grow on sheer rock. The trees have the nickname “mop heads”. There is a lot of snow here still.
This is also where we encounter our first tourist crunch as the buses bring people up from the cruise ships at Skagway. We saw a bear by a guardrail, and a tour bus was stopped by it. No clear picture.