Today our canoe arrived! It’s foldable and lightweight, so we will be able to carry it across the mountains with us and make our route a more authentic copy of the Klondike gold miner’s journey. It took a while to assemble correctly, but turned out well in the end.
We have been preparing physically for a while, and have been preparing gear too. But mental preparation is also important. Visualizing the hardships helps build resolve. In the spirit of that, here is a picture of us, Imre (top) and Peter (bottom), panning for gold. The Klondike Gold rush drew over 100,000 people to the Yukon between 1896 and 1899.
Here’s a map of our 2100 mile route. It starts in Alaska, does a quick pass through British Columbia, crosses the Yukon and then completely crosses Alaska, east to west, to end at the Bering Sea.