Alaska, Chilkoot Trail, Yukon
Looking for hiking buddy for 3 night 4 day Alaska Trek!
This is the Chilkoot’s 100-year celebration! Glacially-carved valleys, stream channels, and stunning views of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Southern Alaska/Canada, with 100-year-old mining gear left out near the trailsides. Was tough to get reservations! The trip is not too challenging. Flat except for day 2. That is a long day, I think 2,800 gain.
I have reservations, July 29 – Aug. 1 (3 nights/4 days).
Must arrive in Skagway, AK by 28th to pick up passes and check in w/ ranger.
July 27: Fly to Juneau via AK air, then seaplane (20 choices) onward to Skagway ($135)
July 28th Check in w/ ranger
July 29th begin 3 night 4 day backpack
Aug. 1 return by scenic railroad to Skagway
I’m a moderate hiker, not fast, not slow. Enjoy starting early, but taking time and enjoying the trail. Backpack once a year, hike weekly (12 – 15 miles). Photographer and writer. For more info, email at email@example.com
Approx. cost: Alaska Air good value–for me in So. Cal, $550 RT. Plan on Ferry or Sea plane to Skagway, $135 one way (plane) or $51 (ferry). If you have Alaska Air mileage, might be free!
Chilkoot Trail: https://www.nps.gov/klgo/planyourvisit/chilkoottrail.htm; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chilkoot_Trail
Chilkoot Trail Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60877-d255216-Reviews-Klondike_Gold_Rush_National_Historical_Park-Skagway_Alaska.html
Scenic Train back to Skagway at trail’s end! https://wpyr.com/excursions/train-excursions/white-pass-summit-excursion/
Klondike Historical Park: https://www.travelalaska.com/Destinations/Parks%20and%20Public%20Lands/Klondike%20Gold%20Rush%20National%20Historical%20Park.aspx?tab=1
Attendee Limit: 4 people (I am one, up to 3 more).