Extended episode. Eustace Conway resides in the mountains of North Carolina, and survives by hunting, fishing and raising animals. Elsewhere, Tom Oar lives with his wife on the Yaak River in Montana, 100 miles from the nearest town; and Marty Meierotto, his wife and daughter make do in the small Alaskan town of Two Rivers.
Morgan battles to stay afloat on a treacherous river run, Jason loses everything, and for Rich's dog team, routine training turns to live combat. Morgan faces a gauntlet of frozen river crossings to get home. Tom strikes out, and Marty's season begins to unravel. As winter strikes, Morgan hunts for riches in the ruins; Jason tackles a river giant; and Eustace makes a breakthrough.