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Chilkoot Trail, Alaska

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  • August 23, 2017
    We have travelled the Chilkoot Trail from 18 to 22 August 2017 (53 km trail). It rained every day but we had a few moments of respite from rain and even a few hours of Sun 21. The temperature ranges between 5 and 12 degrees celsius. The Trail's intermediate level until the Scales where it becomes very difficult for about 2 km. But when we crossed the Chilkoot Pass an intense feeling we invaded (mixture of pride and feeling of having accomplished a feat and recognition of the harshness of life for our ancestors). Once on the Canadian side, the view is superb throughout the 26 remaining km. We particularly thank Andrée Gaulin Park Canada for the time she took to explain precisely what was waiting for us on the Chilkoot Trail. A very special thanks also to Gladys (Canadian Park Ranger) who came to offer us a Thermos of hot water to the refuge of the top (like an angel come down from heaven).
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  • September 15, 2016
    I went on this beautiful and amazing hike with a small group of family and friends and my dog. It was absolutely beautiful! The weather was on our side for most of the hike and was sunny and hot. It r...  more »
  • August 28, 2016
    I'm visiting the starting and ending points of the Chilkoot trail this week and remembering my 5-day hike several years ago. For scenic beauty and historic Gold Rush charm, it would be hard to beat th...  more »

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