Spring. The ice has melted. A small trading post high up north located beneath a roaring waterfall. A string of smoke is spriraling gently into the air. Four gold seekers are splitting up. They hope to find the legendary Valley of Gold on the far side of the ridge...
Will it become a golden summer?
Or just another dreary memory?
With a minimum of equipment, they explore the river. Timber, fish, the first nuggets are collected. Sawmills, fish traps and canals are constructed. Back in the trade post they improve their equipment and travelling, prospecting and hunting become a little easier. Rich gold veins are discovered in the mountains and exploited. Autum sets in as the whole area has been uncovered. The last nuggets are washed and the heavy gold bags are weighed.