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On This Day, July 4, 2010
« on: July 04, 2024, 08:53:01 pm »
I left the Klondike gold rush region, after taking a few more pan samples out of Hunker Creek, near the mouth of Gold Bottom Creek, which was just Northeast over the ridge from Bonanza Creek and El Dorado Gulch.



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Of course, I doubt that there is a square inch of this particular drainage that is not under claim, so naturally I practiced catch and release with the gold that I panned, and after photographing it, returned it to the creek.

Heading on down Hunker Creek to its confluence with the Klondike River perhaps half a dozen miles above where the Klondike pours into the Yukon River at Dawson City, I passed several mining claims that were actively being worked.

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I then got on the highway and headed north to the Tombstone Peak Provincial Park which is just shy of the Arctic Circle and headwaters of the Blackstone River which drains this part of the Yukon Territories into the Arctic Ocean.

Blackstone River between the tarn and the mountains heading to North (left) to the Arctic Ocean.

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Tombstone Peak, in the distance, through the rain.

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It was a long, full and entirely wonderful day ...... celebrating the Fourth of July in far northern Canada!
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Re: On This Day, July 4, 2010
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2024, 06:14:07 am »
Thanks for posting this memory.

The jagged peaks are awesome.!