Hiking to the Yukon (cont'd)
-trails too steep for horses
-carried their own supplies
-had to make many trips
-hike took three months

Horses could not travel either trail which meant Klondikers had to carry their own supplies. This frustrated many Klondikers because each person had to bring to the Yukon over 450 kilograms of food and clothing. Since they could only carry so much at one time, Klondikers made as many as 30 trips along the same dangerous trails. It usually took three months for Klondikers to move their supplies over the Coast Mountains. Next Back