Ten years after Big Alex MacDonald leaves his home in Ashdale, Nova Scotia, in the 1880's to find his fortune, he amasses fabulous wealth almost overnight in the Yukon and becomes known as "The Klondike King". At his death a decade later, there is not enough money in his estate to cover expenses. What happened to his immense riches? A century after Alex's departure from Nova Scotia, the author purchases "Big Alex's" family land and finds his very own El Dorado amongst the riches of friends, neighbours, and family, the endless fascinations of nature. On hikes along the roads of the historic property he muses about the drama of his own past, the life journeys of his family members, and the community of his youth.