Paddling down the Yukon River is like a journey into the past. The river has served as a artery of travel for Yukon and Alaska First Nations for thousands of years. Over a hundred years ago, thousands of gold seekers floated down the Yukon in the hope of striking it rich in the gold fields of the Klondike. The remnants from this area still very much alive today and provides us modern river travelers a glimpse into the past. Above, a black and white shot of the abandoned trading post of Big Salmon, located at the confluence of the Big Salmon and Yukon River. Below, Florian is dwarfed by the remains of the sternwheeler Evelyn/Norcom near Hootalinqua.