Panning For Gold in Alaska

This summer we decided to try a little gold panning. We had the materials we needed and a spot in mind.

None of my family member or myself are experienced in gold panning AT ALL, but we thought it would be fun to give it a go.

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My uncle James doing some panning

Do keep in mind that the water from this creek is about 45F.

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Snorkeling to get good stuff
Snorkeling to get good stuff

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You need a dry suit to swim in these waters

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oops, I fell. The rocks were very slippery!
oops, I fell. The rocks were very slippery!

We still are not sure if we got real gold, but we are sure that there was a lot of fools gold. Either way it was a fun hike up the river.:)

 

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo

 

 

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