Grab your gear, the rivers will be running low this summer. What that means to us is some areas we've never been able to get to will be reachable. That means gold. Every so many years the natural drought conditions lower the rivers to the point bedrock areas are exposed which have not been exposed in a long time. That's the time to push into those deep canyons with some lightweight backpack equipment and spend a week getting some nice gold.
Give it a try, you'll be hooked. Gold prospecting combines back packing, camping, climbing and diving in some of the most incredible country in the world. And the payoff can be really nice. Once you find your first pure gold nugget you'll put away your fly rod.