National Geographic : 1899 Nov
LIFE ON A YUKON TRAIL arrival of steamers at Glenora, and told of the vast accumulation of freight, and of the congestion of Klondikers at that point. Many of these men, it seemed, had failed in their attempt to reach Glenora over the ice. They had been forced to camp on the river bank until the ice broke up. In this situation, their horses, on which they had relied on packing their outfits to Teslin, had per ished. On arrival in Glenora by steamer the men had either sacrificed their provisions and were pushing into the Yukon with WHEELBARROW WITH LOAD OF 300 POUNDS only a few months' stores, or else were sitting idly by their out fits on the banks of the Stikine. One swarthy frontiersman was taking in 350 pounds, distrib uted on the backs of himself, his partner, his dog, and his squaw. Others, with rude wheelbarrows, were making five or six miles per day with a load of 250 pounds. Usually a well-trained dog tugged indefatigably in the traces ahead. The narrowness of the pathway absolutely excluded any ordinary two-wheeled ve hicle from the trail. The exigencies of the situation brought out some remarkable one-wheeled concerns. The " go-devils,"