Have you ever wondered what it would be like to simply leave your job, walk down to the docks, jump on to a boat, travel thousands of miles and have an adventure of a lifetime?

If yes, then you would certainly appreciate the story of the 1896-1899 Klondike Gold Rush. And since we’re unlikely to try that adventure until summer, the next best thing for right now is to watch the documentary that PBS put out this winter.

Based on the book “Gold Diggers” by Charlotte Gray the documentary does a great job of trying to answer the question of what drove these goldrushers through so many adversities with so little chance of true riches.

We do our best to follow in these intrepid adventurers footsteps by offering a trip over the Golden staircase on the Chilkoot Trail and then a couple of days later on a 10 day trip down the mighty Yukon River and into Dawson City to see the original claim sites.

Hope you enjoy the video!

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