Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: Dum-Dum Dodges a Boom-Boom
May 2020 by Bob Schall
He could tell that the top part just slid partway down over the bottom half. So, he tried to twist it apart with his hands. No go!
If you have done any hiking in rough terrain you are well aware that going down a slope is much more difficult and dangerous than climbing it.
I learned the next day that I was not the only one that had crossed paths with a bear. Dick told us about his harrowing experience from the previous night.
Midway into my first tank of gas I was beginning to see color in my sluicebox. Needless to say, I was excited.
The catch being was that it was about 60 miles from Anchorage near Hope, and a good four or five-mile hike uphill to the claims.
…while we were packing up, my wife called for me to help her with something, so I set the pan containing the gold down, off to the side of the parking area.
Sure enough, after hiking a couple miles uphill and hacking through some brush, we found the place just as he had described it.
As I laid in my Jeep and tried to get some rest, I began to realize how tired I was. I felt like a little kid who walked around Disneyland for 12 hours with his parents.
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