The frozen Yukon River, snaking its way to the Bering Sea, was visible from my window on the Cessna.
We wanted to take it a step further and went to the Yukon in December 2007.
Back in 1896, when gold was discovered on Bonanza Creek in the Yukon Territory, America was reeling.
Again, the experience in the Yukon gold rush is instructive.
His book, THE FLOOR OF HEAVEN: A True Story of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush, is out now.
The soil on the banks of the Yukon and that of the islands probably never thaws far below the surface.
By the Yukon tribes it is repeated just before the opening of spring.
I had started with four Chilkat Indians, who were to go over the whole length of the Yukon with me.
The Yukon was straining to break loose the ice that bound it down.
Here again is evidence of this tribe's affinity with the upper Yukon natives, and so with those of the Mackenzie.