Klondike Letters Project

Translating experience into memory through inspired creation.

Month: August, 2012

The Artist’s Journey in Big Sky Weekly

It’s always fun to see your name in print, and even better when you wrote the entire article. If you live near Big Sky, pick up a copy of the local Big Sky Weekly and turn to page 20. Hey! There’s Corrie!

For the rest of you, you can read my article on the Chilkoot Trail in the online version of the paper. http://www.explorebigsky.com/newspost/the-chilkoot-trail

Sluicing the Chilkoot paydirt

Back home at last in Big Sky, MT. It is a bit sunnier here than on the trail and I am soaking it up!

I am sorting through postcards and footage, feeling like an old miner beginning the long process of sifting through his paydirt, hoping to find a fortune hidden within the dregs of the river bottom. While on the trail I collected:

  • 130 postcards
    • 72 from the USA
    • 41 from Canada
    • 17 from the wider world
    • an unknown amount still coming from the trail
  • 1524 photographs
  • 3 hrs 20 min 34 sec of sound recordings
  • 0 blisters!

While I’m sorting, I thought I would share this beautiful bit of timelapse from Deep Lake.