Chilkoot Trail…Leadership

Ten years after the Chilkoot Trail

Posted by on October 6, 2016 at 1:39 pm

This year I celebrated my 10th anniversary since I climbed the Chilkoot Trail. Luckily, I was in the Yukon this past August for both personal and work reasons, and definitely on my ‘must do’ list was to go back to visit the Chilkoot Trailhead. After a lovely visit in Skagway with my sister Lucille, and […]

What the Chilkoot Trail Taught Me about Leadership – Pt. 6.

Posted by on February 2, 2016 at 12:23 pm

In part 4 and 5 of my Chilkoot Trail blog series, I told my story of how it took us 14 hours to hike over the summit from Sheep Camp to Happy Camp. We endured miserable weather throughout the day – cold, rainy and very windy. At times, especially hiking up to and down from […]

What the Chilkoot Trail Taught Me about Leadership – Pt. 5

Posted by on November 18, 2015 at 11:07 pm

In part 4 of my Chilkoot Trail blog series, I told my story of our climb from Sheep Camp to the Chilkoot Pass. This section was the most arduous of the hike and one of the most physical, emotional and mental challenges I have ever had to go through. This blog post will focus on […]

What the Chilkoot Trail Taught Me about Leadership – Pt. 4

Posted by on November 10, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Day 2 on the Chilkoot Trail Waking up a little later than we should have (this would be very evident later on), we checked in with one another to see how we we’re feeling. Overall we all had a good night’s sleep despite injuries and stiff muscles. We prepared breakfast, broke camp and started what […]

What the Chilkoot Trail Taught Me about Leadership – Pt. 3

Posted by on January 30, 2015 at 10:40 pm

The first day on the trail – August 2006. We had spent the night at the Dyea campground just south of the Chilkoot trailhead. I was very excited and a little anxious about starting the hike and consequently didn’t sleep very well. I tossed and turned, going through all of my lists in my head, […]

What The Chilkoot Trail Taught Me about Leadership – Pt. 2

Posted by on January 15, 2015 at 8:57 pm

I love going on adventures and trying new things, so when I started hearing about this great hiking trail in the Yukon called the Chilkoot Trail, I was very intrigued. I mentioned my thoughts about hiking the Chilkoot to my sister Lucille, a transplanted prairie girl who now lives in Whitehorse, and she said that […]

What the Chilkoot Trail Taught Me about Leadership

Posted by on January 7, 2015 at 10:41 pm

This year, I had the pleasure of spending the Christmas holidays with my sister and her family in Whitehorse, Yukon. I have visited Whitehorse many times and I am always in awe of this City – the beauty and ruggedness of the land; its hardy and adventuresome people, and its amazing history. Reminders of the […]