Jason had just gotten off the train he had hitched a ride on and was on his way to Mrs. Beal's house to tell her he had decided to go to the gold rush up in Alaska.
Jason is 15 years old and is selling newspapers about the ship that came in that morning with tons of gold.
Jason had been told that the Chilkoot pass is ten miles shorter than the White pass and would be quicker to go through.
While Jason was trying to get through the crowd he heard some other miners call him a cheechakos which meant a person who had just come to Alaska in the mining districts.
After jason has spent 3 nights on one of the many lakes in Alaska he decided he needed to move to another place.
After the news came that in Alaska there is gold, newspaper reporters started to print newspapers to sell to the people who wanted the information.
People started to bye Klondike everything for their trip to Alaska for the gold rush.
The Chilkoot pass was a pass that miners used to get to mining sites and it was ten miles shorter than the White pass.
New miners that came to Alaska were called cheechakos which means someone who had just came to a mining district.
Minors would use maps that would help them keep track of where they've bean and where they haven't.