Gold Rush fans who have been yearning for the early days of the show with "Dakota" Fred Hurt and his son, Dustin, are in for a big surprise! The two fan favorites are returning to the Discovery Channel with a new high-risk gold show, Gold Rush: White Water, that starts on January 12. What do we know about this new underwater adventure gold show?
Many remember how Fred Hurt decided to mine Porcupine Creek himself, and he purchased the claim from Earle, the owner, leaving the Hoffman crew in a quandary.
Todd was no match for Fred, with his grit and decades of gold mining experience.
According to People, Fred, and his dapper son, Dustin, are returning to Discovery on a new show called Gold Rush: White Water.
In the new series, the adventurous father-son team is headed back to Alaska to McKinley Creek, "where they've enlisted a team of intrepid divers, mountaineers and bush mechanics to search for gold deep in one of Alaska's wildest creeks."
Now, these ambitious gold miners have to zip line through a "400-foot canyon" to access the creek. They will be in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness, so they will be facing animals, as well as adverse temperatures. This promises a lot of excitement!
This is quite a comparison to Todd Hoffman's recent Colorado adventure, where their greatest danger is the local residents who don't want them mining at Fairplay.