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ALASKA AND THE KLONDIKE.

antly than on the oaks of Florida. The ground beneath the trees and the fallen monarchs of the forest are densely covered with a soft, feathery carpet of mosses, lichens, and ferns of all possible tints of brown and green. The day I traversed this enchanted valley was

PSM V55 D023 Chilkoot trail and the aerial tramway.png
The Chilkoot Trail—Power House of the Aërial Tramway.

bright and sunny in the upper regions, but the valley was filled with drifting vapors. At one minute nothing would be visible but the somber forest through which the white mist was hurrying; and the next the veil would be swept aside, revealing with startling distinct-