|Prospective miners ascend to the Chilkoot Pass during|
the Klondike Gold Rush.
|Old boiler on the Chilkoot Trail.|
|Chilkoot Trail. |
|Near Chilkoot Pass. |
Our hiking journey finished 38 miles later on the Klondike Highway, 28 miles north of Skagway, at 1:00pm on the third day. We were both very tired and cold, and decided to try hitch-hiking back to Skagway, but gave up after an hour. Plan B was that I run back to Skagway to retrieve the campervan. The notes from our diary record that I donned "long thermal underwear, shorts, two extra tops, balaclava, gloves, passport, credit cards, money and car keys" before setting off southwards in the bitter cold.
|White Pass. |
I walked 14km this morning through forests, exploring trails in the McMasters Firetrail area, in warm and sunny conditions. I was a little breathless near the top of some of the longer climbs, but not too bad and enjoyed getting a bit hot and sweaty for a change.