Chilkoot Pass


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Chilkoot Pass

(chĭl`ko͞ot), alt. c.3,500 ft (1,070 m), in the Coast Mts., on the British Columbia–Alaska line. The Chilkoot people long used it to pass between the Pacific coast and the Yukon River valley. Whites first traversed the pass in 1878, and after the Klondike gold strike (1896), it became a much-used route from Skagway, Alaska, to the interior.
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Tales of such men are told in fascinating detail aboard the vintage White Pass and Yukon railway which follows the famous Chilkoot Pass through the mountain forest over deep gorges, past sheer granite cliffs and waterfalls.
Thousands of stampeders crowded into Skagway and Dyea by ship from the "lower 48 [contiguous states]" There, they began the grueling trek up the infamous White Pass from Skagway or up the shorter, but still brutal, Chilkoot Pass from Dyea to Lake Bennett.
The shack, a temporary NWMP office, was riddled several times during Steele's brief stay as he prepared to tackle the Chilkoot Pass.
The choices: 33 miles over Chilkoot Pass, or the slightly shorter but even more difficult trail over White Pass.
Stampeders headed up the "Golden Stairs" and over the Chilkoot Pass or the White Pass hauling their ton of supplies to the Klondike, and came back through with their golden gains.
Backpackers hiking the 33-mile Chilkoot Pass Trail from Dyea (near Skagway) no longer have to hike back out.
Tourists came to watch the 20,000 men and women tackle those infamous routes to wealth in their headlong rush to Dawson City--the Chilkoot Pass and the White Pass trails.
Jim Binkley, 78, whose father traveled the Chilkoot Pass and began a freight-haling business on the Stikine River in 1898.
The new design, picked by a subcommittee of the Gold Rush Centennial Task Force, features a group of miners climbing a snowy mountain slope, reminiscent of the eponymous image of a passel of sourdoughs on the high trail to Chilkoot Pass above Skagway.