From the Klondike Brochure: "When news of gold discoveries in the Yukon spread throughout the world, the Chilkoot became the most popular route to the gold fields. Between 1897 and1898, thousands of people of all genders, races and lifestyles stampeded across the trail. During the gold rush stampeders were required to carry sufficient supplies to ensure they could support themselves for a year in the remoteness of the Yukon. Outfits typically consisted of a ton of goods."
Luckily, we'll only be carrying 25 lbs (we can hope) and only traveling 33 miles. Some hikers take 3 days, most take 5 days. To get the timing to work right, we've planned 3.5 days.
- Trail Pass Reservations
- Ferry Schedule and Reservations
- Train Schedule and Reservations
- Reading & Research
- Physical Training
Because while planning this adventure, I've enjoyed reading others' experiences, I plan to share our experience with other potential hikers.