Picks & Pans: The Discovery Gulch Diggings
June 2000 by Ron WendtCold, clear water flowed around my neck as I sat in a water hole on Discovery Gulch in Interior Alaska. I squinted up at the hot interior sun, as it seemed to be trying to mock me, frying me in it's 88 degree rays.
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