Kwe Kwe Maya,
I am really proud of you for making this journey. I think you are capable of many things. Be confident! May this travel on the Chilkoot connect you to your inner strength and may you be blessed with a light load to carry.
I’ll be posting postcards throughout the winter as part of our memory archive. If you’d like to make a small donation to help me cover the mailing costs, please use the link at the side. We plan to keep this project going next year and hopefully for many years to come! Looking forward to next season at the top of Chilkoot Pass.
This summer I’ll be back on the Chilkoot Trail from July 5-9! I’m excited to revisit my memories 4 years later and see how the trail has changed and how it has remained unchanged. Even more, I am looking forward to meeting new travelers and maybe even running into some ghosts from the past.
While I will only be on the trail for 5 days this time (a much faster pace than my 2 week journey in 2012), the Klondike Letters Project will continue all summer with postcards at the top of the pass. If you are hiking at any point this summer, be sure to stop for a moment and record a memory for your future self. What will you put in this space?
The Chilkoot Trail opens for the summer today! Happy Hiking!!