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  • Keith Halliday

Episode 7 - Chilkoot Trail or White Pass?

"Whichever way you go, you will wish you had gone the other."

Stampeders arriving in Skagway and Dyea had a big choice to make: the Chilkoot Trail or the White Pass. Both went over the mountains to the Yukon and Klondike gold. On the ship up the coast, everyone heard how the Chilkoot was shorter but steeper while the White Pass was longer but easier going. In this episode, we'll follow Tappan Adney along the White Pass and find out why he wrote later, "The opening of the White Pass as a summer trail was not a blunder ... it was a crime."

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