Klondike Letters Project

Translating experience into memory through inspired creation.

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.

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