Heck, ol' Jedediah wired in from some obscure port on the Inside Passage the other day. Tied up there with customs complications, a faulty boiler, and a First Mate tekan by the consumption. Expected to tie up in Skagway by early July if winds are favorable. Word on the Chilkoot is that snow is still deep and soft in the pass, lots of parties have turned back having lost a team of dogs or two, so I reckon' that that it'll be slow goin' what with all the hard tack, salted pork, and sundries they'll no doubt be saddled with as well. Chances are that by the time they get through all that, my poor little copy of the Drake will be a little damp to say the least. That is if it doesn't end up getting used for firestarter in desperation to keep the blood hawks away. With any luck, I'll get to lay eyes on it by sometime in Aug, the Good Lord willin.' And yes, it will be worth it.