The image above is the right half of a stereograph (stereoview) published by Benjamin West Kilburn and James M. Davis in 1898.
The Klondike Gold Rush began in 1896 and lasted until 1899, with many fortune hunters arriving in the summer of 1898. Canadian authorities required all prospectors to bring a year’s supply of food, weighing nearly a ton, which had to be hauled over the grueling Chilkoot Pass from Dyea, Alaska. According to YukonInfo.com, the average Klondiker had to make forty trips over the Pass to haul the entire load, amounting to 2,600 miles on foot (4,200 km).
The location of the photo isn’t specified, but in the distance is a sign for the Hotel Montezuma, which was in Dawson City, Yukon Territory. (I found only one reference to the hotel online, in a guide to the Vernon Humble Collection of photographs at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center in Anchorage, Alaska.)
My favorite detail might be the homemade walking stick in the hand of the woman on the left:
Dawson City is much easier to get to today–and less muddy–but still very remote. I found a wonderful photo essay about the town in GQ magazine, published in August 2017. I highly recommend you take a look.