National Geographic : 1965 Jun
Author's Family Follows Chilkoot Trail, Path of Frenzied Gold-rushers of '98 Klondike stampeders in an unbroken line climb steps of ice to the Chilkoot Pass in the 1898 photograph above. Before the final as cent, men wait in an area known as The Scales to weigh supplies and equipment. From here to the top, porters charged a dol lar a pound. Canada required each fortune hunter to bring 1,100 pounds of food as in surance against starvation. The Garretts, who walked the 35-mile trail, breakfast on the Alaska-Canada border above the pass. British Columbia's Crater Lake fills the abyss below them. Relics of the rush, horseshoes tossed by Kenny Garrett mark the site of a trailside smithy on the Canadian side of the pass. 801 KODACHROMESBY W. E. GARRETT(BELOW) AND LARRYDUTTON; COURTESYNATIONALFILM BOARDOF CANADA ) N.G.S.