Alaska is many things to many people; it's a destination, an attitude, and an escape. The name itself speaks to us of unfettered wilderness and limitless ambition; it embodies many dreams. It has been tamed today in many ways, yet there is still adventure and challenge there. There are unusual lifestyles still lived in remote locations here, keeping faith with old ideas and ideals.
While wildlife is no longer as visible from the highways, a disappointment to hurried visitors, the wild creatures are there; they survive and thrive in lonely, secluded places. This stunning documentary takes us along the byways of the past, to meet the people, to view the wildlife and to find the adventuring spirit that has drawn seekers, sourdoughs, saints and sinners, to the adventure that is Alaska.