This story takes place in Yukon during the gold rush, where a miner, Clay Dilham goes on a search looking for firewood. Leaving his partner doing supper. Before he has spotted a dead tree in the side of a a icy hill. He must climb “up” the “slide” to reach the tree, but he did not realized how dangerous the way down could be. He encounter so many difficulties, that he decides that the best way down is going up the hill, still it is not easy. After many hours he reaches the top, and find many cords of wood, which he sells for a lot of profit.