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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Historic Chilkoot Trail Pic


Just wanted to share this great picture of miners climbing the Golden Stairs on the Chilkoot Trail in 1898.  They all hoped to find the big gold strike in the Klondike but had to carry 1,000 lbs. of supplies up this mountain before the Canadian Mounties would let them cross the border.  It was an arduous trip, at best.  
    The Trail has been on my mind a lot because I just finished a couple chapters in my latest book (Untethered) that occur on the trail.  It's a beautiful three-day hike...incredible scenery...very challenging, and I have great memories of getting to hike it some 'decades' back.  If you'd like to see some gorgeous up-to-date photos, check out this blog:  

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