On the Gold Rush Trail... (with a couple hundred pounds of production gear)
10/12/2010 9:55 AM
It's coming up on 3 years since I've been producing “Gold Fever” and in that time, myself along with a very talented and dedicated crew have premiered 25 episodes and are weeks away from another run of 8. I can remember first coming in and the “Panamint City” episode (125GF) had already been shot and just needed editing. While looking at the footage for the first time, I found it almost comical when Kia threw her hands in the air and started walking down the mountain, solo. I thought to myself... How bad could it have really been? Those thoughts quickly changed to... What do I need to do to survive?
Adam, Chris, and myself have always appeared to handle ourselves well in sticky situations, and Tom being the adventurer that he is always leads the pack. One thing that has served true over the years is that if Tom see's us handling his adventures with little to no problems (Experimental MotherLode, Tundra Sharks and Soupy Holes, Eastern Gold Belt, Deep Down in the Glory Hole, BorderLands... the list goes on), he will not hesitate to push the envelope. Actually, push the envelope is an understatement after you've been within a hundred feet of a grizzly bear coming at you (one of the new episodes premiering soon), but the memories I've had the privilege of creating over the past few years are priceless and I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world.
Myself, along with the rest of the production staff at the GPAA, are anxiously awaiting the completion of the 2010 season of “Gold Fever” so we can get started on bringing you even more episodes. But until then, we'll be spending our Saturday mornings, watching and reliving some of the craziest days of our lives. We may even see you at the West Virginia Gold and Treasure show on our premier date (Saturday Oct. 23rd). It's always a pleasure to talk with fans of the show about what really goes in to making them. Enjoy the new season!
- Greg Miller