When I visited the Yukon, not so terribly long ago, I received a small gift—a key chain. Attached to this key chain is that iconic image of backpacking prospectors, struggling up a steep snowbank by way of a rope. This represents the famous Yukon Gold Rush that took place at the turn of the 20th century.
I'm intrigued with that historical time, not with the lusting for gold, but for the fact that folks were adventurous and willing to take risks starting a new life in the great north. For m