The Old Timer lives in an old prospectors cabin that he rebuilt. The cabin is close to a beautiful waterfall. He came to this area because of roomers of gold being panned below the falls. He discovers a unique happening of nature, a white mule deer fawn.
His life becomes more meaningful as he follows the life of this beautiful deer, and continues to look for the mother lode and where the gold is coming from.
The people of Lode, think he is a strange person and want nothing to do with him, and he wants nothing to do with them.
After his death, the people find out what kind of a person he really was.