Gold miners Boyce and Ben separately head into the bush of British Columbia, seeking the next big pay streak. Completely alone, they race against winter to hit gold.
Ben is running out of food, but sudden snow gives hope of tracking wild game, while a promising dig site prompts Boyce to haul in his mining equipment.
Boyce takes a risk crossing a river to reach rich ground, whilst Ben rappels down a cliff. 68 year-old mining veteran John Belcik starts his descent into the Canyon.
John's plans are derailed when a tree crushes his shelter. Ben finds the best dig site he's ever seen and Boyce's only shot at gold leaves him with dire options.
Ben's season may be saved with a kill, but gold proves elusive. John finds a promising dig site but his stamina is fading. Boyce must move 500lbs of gear.
It's the final push before winter hits and season goals slip away. Pump problems for Boyce put his gold haul at risk, and Ben banks on his skills to survive.