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Chilkoot Trail trek - Summer of 2020 - Interest Meeting (11/12/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike - Backpack
Event Location: Joyce on 4th - downstairs private meeting room
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Nov 12 2019  6:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Nov 12 2019 4:10:00 PM
Event Duration:1 to 2 hrs approx
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Coordinator(s): Lorrie W
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:32
Maximum No. Guests:2
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:1
Number Registered So Far: 31 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

The Chilkoot Trail is a 53 km trail that crosses over an international border from the U.S. to Canada. The trail takes you through the Coast Mountains that leads from Dyea, Alaska, in the United States, to Bennett, British Columbia, in Canada.

It was a major access route from the coast to Yukon goldfields in the late 1890s. The trail became obsolete in 1899 when a railway was built from Dyea's neighbor port Skagway along the parallel White Pass trail. The Chilkoot Trail and Dyea Site was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1978. In 1987, the trail was designated a National Historic Site of Canada. In 1998, the centennial of the gold rush, Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site in British Columbia merged with the U.S. park to create the Klondike Gold Rush International Historical Park.

The tentative plan is to:

Day 1: Fly to Whitehorse, Yukon
Day 2: Shuttle bus to Skagway, Alaska, where we pick up our permits and attend an orientation session.
Day 3 to 7: Shuttle bus to Dyea, Alaska and begin our 5 day/4 night trek/camp over the Chilkoot Pass through to Bennett Lake. From Bennett, British Columbia, we will take the train back Skagway, Alaska.
Day 8: Shuttle bus back to Whitehorse, Yukon
Day 9: Fly back to Calgary

Reservations to purchase the trail permits and campsite permits opens up on Jan 7, 2020. At that time, we will need to determine which campsites we plan to stop at as there are a total of 9 campsites to consider, and we'll only need 4 to book.

Required Items to Bring:

- Your good cheer and $ for food and drink if you like.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:Map to Joyce on 4th

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Cost Includes:No cost for this meeting

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