Gold Panning in Juneau

Post by Julie

"There is gold in them there hills." 
At least my husband and I were hoping while visit Juneau, Alaska.

Juneau is the capital of Alaska and is landlocked. If you want to visit, you have to do it by boat or plane. I am not sure how I feel about that. The weather was fantastic, not too cold or hot, just perfect. Gary, the hubby, and I thought for our first excursion we would try our hand at gold panning. We love doing it at home in AZ, but we wanted to see what riches Alaska had for us. All we ended up with is just some gold flakes to take home. We did get to see lots of Juneau. We drove though most of it to get to Gold Creek.

Gold Creek is where Joe Juneau and Richard Harris looked for gold over 100 years ago. They were near the famous Alaska-Juneau gold mine which is one of the largest hard rock mining operations. We took a step back in history to pan for gold in the same location.