In the famous novel by Jack London, Buck and the other dogs make it from Dawson City to Skagway in 14 days, enduring temperatures of 50C below freezing point. This meant an impressive average of 40 miles per day, mentioned as a new record in the book.
Jujiro Wada traveled from Seattle to Dawson in 1902 and along the route he passed through Skagway. In July he made it all the way from Dawson to Nome aboard the Yukon river steamer Rough Rider, where he took employment as a cook. The scenery he probably saw during his breaks is described below. For more details on Wada`s travel see Life History.