White Pass Express
Re-live the excitement of the boom to bust days of the Klondike Gold Rush. Popular Yukon recording artist 'Klondike Mike' takes listeners on a rollicking journey through the Goldfields of Dawson City. You'll feel the urgency of thousands of stampeders as they strain to carry 2000 pounds of supplies up the Chilkoot Pass on their way to Dawson City. You'll get to know the miners, the Mounties, the poets, the parties, the "dangerous dancehall girls" as well as the 'highrollers' and the 'lowlifes' who left their footprints on the North more than 100 years ago. You will come to understand the importance of the sled dog whose courage saved many a miner's life. Enjoy the journey hiking the Chilkoot mountains, building a raft, paddling 400 miles along the Yukon River to Dawson City staking a claim, finding gold, spending and losing a fortune. Discover the most treacherous yet ingenius narrow gauge railroad in the world as you ride the White Pass Express. Singer, songwriter, sougdough, historian and storyteller, Klondike Mike gives his audience a lasting memory of the Yukon/Alaska trail. Many of his original songs feature the style and rhyming scheme of the famous Yukon poet, Robert Service.