Fun Skagway Facts:
Stump the Locals Edition!
Skagway Facts are interesting. Rufus likes to investigate them.
Skagway locals are a friendly bunch of folks and they’re eager to tell you all about their beloved home. However, even though many Skagway locals think they know everything, there are some topics they’re often wrong about. Today’s blog is all about Skagway facts that locals often don’t know. Now you can head to the bar in Skagway and stump the locals! That should win you some friends!
WARNING: You cannot stump the M&M Tours salesperson!
There is one variety of local that you cannot stump because they know all of the answers. Even trying to stump the M&M Tours salesperson will result in immediate humiliation so don’t even try. If you feel as though you must challenge the M&M Tours salesperson, be sure to wager a beer because they are very thirsty.
Okay, so here is how this is going to work. I am going to list each question you can ask a local and then explain the answer in detail. You are about to embark on a quest of knowledge and wisdom heretofore unknown in the learned world.
- Are there any brown recluse spiders in Skagway? – Answer: NO. Almost every Skagway local will answer this question with a “yes” but they are wrong. Brown recluse spiders do not live anywhere near Alaska and not one specimen has ever been collected in Alaska. Why the confusion? Alaskans believe every spider bite is a brown recluse for some reason. Nobody knows why. Maybe because they know the name of like three spiders and that’s one of them. Either way, they are wrong and you are going to be 100 percent right.
- What is the tallest mountain along the Klondike Highway between Skagway and Whitehorse? Answer: Paddy Peak. Pretty much everyone in Skagway is going to say that Montana Mountain is the tallest, but once again, they are wrong. Paddy Peak is actually about 7 feet taller than Montana Mountain but most Skagwegians don’t know anything about Paddy Peak so they just roll with Montana Mountain. How silly of them! You are going to show them a thing or two!
- What time is on the Kirmse’s Clock? Answer 8:20. Kirmse’s Clock is that big clock painted on the mountainside. It tells the correct time twice a day. Local Skagway residents see the clock every day but probably about 80 percent of them have no idea what time it reads. Well, the jokes on them because you are observant and know what’s up.
That’s about it for today
This was a great idea for a blog. Now you know some fun Skagway facts and you’re ready to stump the locals. You are going to have the best vacation of your life!