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Legendary prospector Albert Faille spent his life hutning for gold in the Nahanni Mountains. Each spring from the 1950s until his death in 1973 he journeyed up the Liard and Nahanni rivers from his home in Fort Simpson, portaging around the great Virginia Falls and continuing into the alpine backcountry. Preserved immediately after his death, Faille's cabin is located along the Mackenzie River, where it can be visited between May 15 and September 15 each year.