Three years later moved to the athabaska department, and remained there until 1809, when he took charge of New Caledonia.
The pass was used thereafter by the traders as a route from the athabaska to the Columbia.
Kane crossed the athabaska Pass in 1846, and returned the same way the following year.
The following morning the guide and his helper with the outfit were waiting for us on the other side of the athabaska.
The summit of the pass is eighteen miles in a straight line from the athabaska River.
From the Rio Grande to the athabaska, for the greater part, the frontier sky was blue and cloudless during most of the year.