Chilkoot Trail: Artefacts left behind

DSCF7123_1024x768 DSCF7210_1024x768 P1010197_1024x768 P1010200_1024x768 P1010290_1024x768 P1010293_1024x768 P1010295_1024x768Walking along the Chilkoot trail you see historic artfacts: pieces of metal, old shoes, horse bones and other detritus.

Seeing these items makes you reflect on the mindset of the pioneers who tried carrying these heavy items across the trail and *gave up* right there. Some artefacts are a monument to failure.

Other artefacts are leftovers from cable-cars, telegraph lines and even tent cities that were installed during the 1898-99 stampede.

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