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4 edition of Over the Chilkoot Pass to the Yukon found in the catalog.

Over the Chilkoot Pass to the Yukon

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Published by s.n. in [S.l .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Klondike gold rush.,
  • Klondike (Yukon) -- Découvertes d"or.,
  • Yukon Territory -- Description and travel -- To 1918.,
  • Alaska -- Description and travel -- 1867-1896.,
  • Yukon -- Descriptions et voyages -- Jusqu"à 1918.,
  • Alaska -- Descriptions et voyages -- 1867-1896.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Frederick Funston.
    SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches -- no. 14295, CIHM/ICMH microfiche series -- no. 14295
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 microfiche (10 fr.)
    Number of Pages10
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23710302M
    ISBN 100665142951

    A serious derailment on 3 September resulted in the death of one section worker. Many of these laudatory remarks were also expressed in the guest books found at Canyon City, Sheep Camp, and Lindeman. Passenger operations on the blocked section had ended for the season just before the accident. Lotz, who passed through in the summer ofnoted that the area had been "swept away by slides".

    Yukon Wide Adventures P. Next door is a more substantial residence that was built as both the town and the family prospered, Moore House, which also contains fascinating exhibits about the Moore family. The railroad bought shovelnose diesels from General Electricand later road-switchers from American Locomotive Company Alco and Montreal Locomotive Worksas well as a few small switchers. Construction of the on tunnel in the line, On July 21,an excursion train hauled passengers for 4 miles 6. They were still standing five years later.

    The rotaries were retired inalong with the remaining steam engines that pushed them, and snow clearing was done by caterpillar tractor. The railway reached Bennett, British Columbiaon July 6, Travelers became soaked from rain and sweat from their physical exertion; the sun's reflection against the snow could burn their skin and almost blind them. The other primary route to the headwaters of the Yukon River, however, was also based out of Skagway : the rival White Pass route.


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Over the Chilkoot Pass to the Yukon book

Only one of these modern narrow-gauge diesels, the last narrow-gauge diesel locomotives built for a North American customer, was delivered to the White Pass. What do I do if the dates I want are not available? The narrow gauge also permitted tighter radii to be used on curves, making the task easier by allowing the railroad to follow the landscape more, rather than having to be blasted through it.

This fee allowed unlimited use of the steps for one day. Canadian law forbade foreign government agencies from operating within Canada and its territories, but Japanese forces had occupied some of the Aleutian Islands by this time, and an accommodation was quickly reached to "make an illegal action legal.

The number of steps has been variously estimated at, and "between and Tickets are expensive, however, and you have to reserve ahead. It featured heavy poles dug into the snow. The White Pass became more narrow and difficult to travel than as first presented to stampeders.

During the hike you have to carry your backpack yourself. Both men maintained their innocence throughout many years of extensive litigation.

To cancel a reservation, or ask about canceling one within 30 days of hiking, call Parks Canada at or toll free from Canada and the U. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Juneau newspapers, however, reported that the tram was successful.

After the trail passes Deep Lake, the outlet river runs parallel to the trail for a short distance before entering a small canyon. The trail was covered with giant, sharp slabs of rock, which made the footing treacherous and often induced crawling during the summer months. Some of the women who traveled to the Klondike had left their children behind, as few were willing to subject their children to the dangers of the trails and passes.

Park status itself was discussed. These included "horseshoes, muleshoes, spiked creepers, remnants of harness, old cable, galvanized telegraph wire, utensils, kerosene lamps, axes, shovels, tram parts and where protected, items of discarded clothing. Many of the trams constituted world-class engineering feats of the era.

To protect the supplies, a large detachment of the North West Mounted Police was stationed there to ensure the proper wares went to the proper traveler. Since it is always difficult to summarize adequately the comments of questionnaire respondents, we encourage the reader to turn to Appendix 3 to read a sample of comments written by Chilkoot hikers.

Main article: Campgrounds of the Chilkoot Trail As shown on the route map there are a total of nine designated, maintained campgrounds on the Chilkoot Trail.

One was a restaurant, the other a possible warehouse. In archeological survy teams inventoried historic materials at the Scales.

Chilkoot Trail

You should plan between 4 to 6 days for your hike. Park officials still require travellers to make preparation for hiking in this area. It's an engineering marvel and a fun way to see spectacular, historic scenery from a train inching up steep tracks that were chipped out of the side of the mountains.The Chilkoot Trail traverses rocky, very steep and sometimes snow covered terrain.

The trail can be rough with deep mud, standing water, unstable boulders, slick rocks and roots making footing difficult.

The Story of Skagway: Experience Alaska’s Gold Rush History

The portion of the hike from the Scales over Chilkoot Pass is a route not a trail. After your accomplishment over the famed Chilkoot Trail it’s a real treat to see the splendor of the historic White Pass Trail from the comfort of our train.

Book Your Excursion Now! White Pass & Yukon Route. Chilkoot Trail Tour - Following the steps of the “stampeders” over the Chilkoot Pass. We follow the Trail, which was crossed by more than men und women, explorers and thieves, who ventured to the goldfields in the Klondike in the late s.

Chilkoot Trail Permits

Miners and prospectors climb the Chilkoot Trail during the Klondike Gold Rush, in September of Only about 1 out of 3 would actually make the entire trip successfully, but by the time most of them arrived, nearly every bit of land had already been claimed.

Gold miners marching over Chilkoot Pass, the only way to Dawson City, Mar 01,  · Mystery at Chilkoot Pass book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This fascinating story is set in the Yukon gold rush of /5.

26 reviews of Chilkoot Charters "We took the bus ride up to White Pass to Yukon and the train ride down the mountain. Can't remember the names of all the lakes and scenic stops but it was a very enjoyable day.

Our bus driver guide was Jenny and I /5(26).