A few more pictures from a trip to Alaska

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3 movies added to this page 11/29/18

On the drive North

Landing HOV after initial test in spring

View during a lunch break

ready to go

Dawson creek - the required picture!

Lunch at Wendys in whiteCourt

Bison on highway as Liard plains park

one of 12 bear we saw in one day.

snowy view on drive up

Caribou on road near chicken

Frozen lake Muncho

Snow still heavy on the mountains

Cleared out trailer so we could clean and do other work on it

New Floor was installed.

Also new counter tops and new indoor propane stove

Hail covered everything one day. Those are the solar panels used to charge the battery we use for lights in the trailer

On the first trip on the river up to our North fork camp site I saw many ice burgs on shore
Including this one that was only a few feet away from where camp was set up.
After the first flood, they were all washed away.

River is VERY high at the moment so we're just sitting here. Hmmm. Nancy just baked some cookes, gotta go.

So far the camp on the north fork has survived the multiple floods and as of 10 days ago was still there.
currently were waiting for the river to go down again as we got several inches of rain a few days ago.
current plan is "IF" there is no more rain I should be able to get back up there in two more days
just after the first flood the water was with in 18 inches of the bear fence.

last saturday nanc was unable to use the outhouse for a while as a moose had decided
to have supper on the path. this is about 40-50 feet from our trailer.

The river is up again and we havn't found a single gold flake yet.
Hmmm, I guess we must be having fun as why else would we be here!!!

Our "Chicken" truck


A short movie with a view of our base camp in chicken in mid May. Notice the Snow?
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the dredge on the North Fork Claim

Found this in the river near our camp on the South Fork. It is the foot from a jet boat.

Going up river on the north Fork. notice the NEW windsheld?

Our Camp on the South Fork

A view in side our kitchen, Notice, this year we have a floor !!!

Some of the hovercraft that were on the river this year.


From the hill above Chicken during Chicken Stock
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Below here are some pictures and videos from past seasons
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This is an 8 inch dredge that ran on my claim in 2014

Close up of that 8 inch dredge that ran on my claim in 2014

Half way thru a 2.5 oz clean up

Mine not running but I have styrofoam added to front pontune because of extra weight I added

Mining on the confluence claim in 2016