He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
Bags out & we are off in an hour to Fairbanks,
panning for gold & a river raft float trip this evening!
It was quite a moment - standing in Fairbanks, Alaska - a childhood dream realized for Greg.
One claim to fame for Fairbanks is that it's the home of the Yukon Quest,
a dogsled race covering 1,000 miles from Fairbanks, Alaska to
Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory of Canada. The route follows
historic gold rush migrations & the Yukon River.
We met dog musher Kyia Bouchard, owner of this museum.
Musher wannabe photo #4 (I think)
This really captured our imagination!
Every kid's winter dream :-D
Another bear photo...
Excursion to Gold Dredge #8 included ducking under the Alaskan pipeline!
They have it raised up to in certain areas accommodate caribou migrations & wildlife.
Amazing to hear how there is an eye on every bit of it.
Off to pan for gold!
G got a little advice on technique.
We ended up with $35 worth between the two of us,
but spent a wee bit more than that in the gift shop...
Dinner and a lazy Midnight Sun river raft float down the Chena River
with our extreme excursion Arctic Circle partners, Connie & John.
This bad boy guarded this whole stretch of river.
We startled a family of mergansers as we came in to dock.
Our host shared about what it's like to live in the bush.
Loved the chance to get out & see some local scenery & relax.
Tomorrow? On to the Yukon!