Kaminak Yukon Gold

It was in 1896 when prospectors stumbled across large quantities of gold in one of the tributaries of the Yukon’s Klondike River.  Word of this discovery spread like wildfire.  And in no time at all prospectors from far and wide set course to get a piece of the action.  The aptly named Klondike Gold Rush ended up being one of legend!
Provocatively this legend was not entirely one of smashing success and untold riches though.  Yes, there were some who cashed in, but it was ultimately one of endless frustration and failure.  Gold fever ended up blinding folks to the reality of the Yukon’s harsh climate and challenging geography.  And most of those who journeyed there were ill-equipped to deal with it.