Tag: Chilkoot Trail

“If Jesus Himself had appeared before them, they would not have turned from the stove to greet Him, not even Isaiah Rowan.”

THEIR OVERCOATS STEAMED in the red-hot glow of the tiny stove, the steam rising to form ice on the ceiling of the cramped canvas tent. After a day’s slogging up and down the pass, they were each man and woman among them soaked to the skin, but it was so cold no one was willing…

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“It’s a good thing I have a can-do attitude,” Sharyn said, “otherwise I’d be in complete despair.”

From Chapter 11 of Alaska Traveler: The first three miles were an uphill grind, crossing and recrossing the same creek. Now we left the tree line behind and were at the foot of the Scales, a steep slide of boulders the size of minor planets with edges like steak knives. I looked up and thought,…

Read more “It’s a good thing I have a can-do attitude,” Sharyn said, “otherwise I’d be in complete despair.”