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Episode 8 - The infamous Chilkoot Trail

Updated: Sep 13

Follow the muddy, exhausted footsteps of a Stampeder along the Chilkoot Trail, and find out why the route is still notorious 120 years later.


If you thought the White Pass route was bad, you could always try the Chilkoot Trail. Tlingit traders had been using it for centuries. It's just that Tlingit traders weren't doing it, just before winter, with thousands of inexperienced tenderfoots trying to move a year's worth of supplies up the same trail at the same time. Find out why the Chilkoot was an experience the goldseekers never forgot, and why we still talk about it today.


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Photo above in the public domain from Wikipedia Commons.