Our trip to Porcupine

We took the back road (saw a bear but couldn't grab the camera in time to share :~( )into the sight of Haines' most historic gold mine, located along the old Dalton Trail where Stampeders gained alternative access to the Klondike Goldfields. Some found they did not have to go so far to find gold! The site is named for Porcupine Creek, which runs in front of Schnable's Cabin, which presumably is used to make visitors comfortable. No one was at home when we arrived.


There is still a working mine located here, though the old flume is gone.


Placer mining is accomplished by processing gravel through the old Grizzly Guzzler and sluices.

The road out follows the Chilkat River, though on occasion the river seems to dominate the road.