Klondike Letters Project

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Tag: stampeders

Those Who Have Passed

What a hike!

How did the prospectors get a ton of goods over this pass? It took me 5 1/2 hours from Sheeps Camp with only 45 lbs and in good weather. The tenacity of those passing this way in 1897-1898 was incredible. Those hauling, engineering and building the tramway were incredible too. We seem so small in comparison.

It’s The Journey

At no time or place in recorded history did so many people voluntarily subject themselves to so much agony and misery and death and glory than those twenty to thirty thousand who crossed the Chilkoot Pass on their way to the Klondike Gold Fields in 1897-’98.Completing the trail and pass with my friend Jim Reid.

It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.