Keep warm gloves at hand…
My husband proposed to me 11 years ago on this summit.
He asked me again this time if I would marry him all over again. I am a very lucky woman and look forward to many more hikes with him.
I conquered my fears!
It was more than I imagined – way more! Not a question of stamina, but facing fear and winning. I feel my steel!
Thus, my 50th year, this journey is one of my fifty firsts in this year 2016. This is my highlight of my life adventures! Met a man 77 years young this morning traversing the trail. He climbed Mt. Rainer 26 times with 4 winter trips. What an inspiration! This is his second time on Chilkoot. May my life be filled with more rich history like those who have gone before me and always be encouraged to never stop exploring. You are amazing – keep on keeping on!
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.
Sometimes looking down ain’t so bad – there are your feet! And plenty of gorgeous tiny flowers you may have never noticed.
And when you look up again, the views are even more grand, thanks to your new perspective.
The rangers have all returned from the trail and I’ve just had the first estimates from park headquarters. There are over 600 postcards filled out over the summer! What an amazing response!
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.
The Chilkoot Trail opens for the summer today! Happy Hiking!!
Belly full of warm soup which is nicely spreading through my body, extending down to my fingers. Listening to the windows rattle, slightly dreading going back out… what I want to remember is the look on Yanik’s face as he reached the summit, and hearing the enjoyment (excitement!) in his voice as he said that this was his favorite day thus far. I want to remember to see the world like that: always fresh, always seeing. Huzzah!