Category Archives: Chilkoot Trail

A Trusted Friend: My Dana Backpack

For 25 years and around the world Jim DuFresne used his Dana Design backpack to carry what he needed to survive in the wilderness. Continue reading

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Lessons From Alaska’s Chilkoot Trail

You’ll learn a lot hiking the Chilkoot Trail. You get a history lesson on the Chilkoot and a sense of the feverous attraction gold can have on men. You learn a little about personal perseverance as you struggle over the … Continue reading

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Riding The Alaska State Ferries To Adventure

Editor’s Note: Jim DuFresne, the main contributor to MichiganTrailMaps.com, just filed his second blog entry from his summer of wanderlust in the Last Frontier. We really hope he comes back some day.   I’m eating lunch at my favorite restaurant … Continue reading

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