Mom and Dad were ready to get back on the trail. There was no holding them back, so we took advantage of the weather and good timing. Here are some shots from our recent gold mining trip in the Talkeetna Mountains.
Mom and Bo on the way up the trail to Bone’s goldmine. That’s Gunsight Mountain in the background.
Fireweed flowers line the trail to the mine. We mark the summer season with these. When the flower’s blooms reach their top, summer is over.
Mom heading over the pass with Dad and Adrian close behind. The Chugach Mountains are in the background.
Dad, George, Adrian, and Mom, in front of our late friend Bone’s cabin. This is my dad’s favorite place on earth.
Here I’m struggling to lift a 100 pound fossilized ammonite, a three hundred million year-old fossil from the hills surrounding the mine.
A young caribou loping down the airstrip towards us.
A beautiful little mossy stream on the trail.
Mountains as seen from the top of Belanger Pass.
On the way home, we stopped by Sheep Mountain Lodge for a bite to eat. The scenery doesn’t get any better than this.
Some of the gold we found in the two creeks we worked on. Most of it came from cracks in the bedrock.
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