Jul 21, 2009 - Alaska, Travel, USA    No Comments

Finnigan’s Point to Canyon City

The rest of the first day of hiking was quite easy and we reached Canyon City mid-afternoon, covering a total distance of about 12km (7.5mi). This was my favourite campground, with private sites along the Taiya River. Camp routine hadn’t set in yet, but was starting. After setting up our tents, we all stripped down to wash off the day’s grime while our guides boiled hot water for afternoon drinks.

We had a pleasant afternoon at Canyon City and after dinner we hiked a few more klicks (without our packs!) to the site of the gold rush era Canyon City to see a few artifacts. This involved crossing a suspension bridge, something that I can now do without any fear or hesitation whatsoever. How far I’ve come since last September!

More about this stretch of the trail and Canyon City can be found in my ebook about the Chilkoot. 🙂

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