Gold Prospecting for Better or Worse: In A Tight Spot
June 2019 by Jon Cunningham
My right rib cage took the brunt of the blow from the fall, which left me feeling partially paralyzed and in immense pain.
What are they? They are too hard to be lead, and are not tarnished like silver should be.
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.
The temptation to enter the dark interiors beckoned to me before the day was finished but I resisted.
Making matters worse, we could feel the truck moving very slowly down the mountain along with the trees and mud. It was an uncomfortable sinking feeling, as you might guess.
I saw a big brown hind end of what at first I thought was an elk, about 75 yards away. I was standing behind a large tree and stopped and peeked around the tree to see what it was.
I noticed an area which I could crawl through to keep going in a straight line. I got about three feet into the pile and Bob yelled for me to stop…
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.
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