I’m up at 6:20 to prep for the Chilkoot hike. I didn’t get a full eight hours, but I want time for my morning exercise routine, breakfast, a last check through my pack.

Hannah has found the only place in Skagway that’s open for breakfast, so we backpack the 18 blocks there.

We have half an hour before our scheduled mandatory briefing. Once that’s complete, we’ll have our official Chilkoot Pass permits. We’ll meet the shuttle we’ve scheduled to the trailhead, and hike the 13 miles to Sheep Camp. That puts us at the base of the Golden Staircase by tonight.