Best time to visit Alaska

Gold Panning

Alaskan lands remember the times of the great Gold Rush. Moreover, there is still a chance to get some gold! Are you ready to face this challenge?

Gold Panning in Alaska 2019 - Best Time
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Although the times of the Klondike Gold Rush are in the past now, people from all around the world still come to Alaska for adventures. ​Some of them are ready to do whatever it takes for some of this yellow metal. You might catch the gold fever too! You can take a special tour with an experienced instructor or try your luck alone. In the first case, you will have the support of a guide, some valuable tips, equipment, and a team of people who will pan with you. But if you prefer to spend a day alone in the beautiful Alaskan mountains, choose the second option. For sure, it is harder to prepare, but some people might enjoy the challenge and solitude. The luckiest time is from May to September; it is the so-called “gold season.” Additionally, your success depends on weather conditions because you'll need to spend t​he whole day standing in a cold river. Some good places to start gold panning are the areas around Fairbanks, Juneau, Nome, Chicken, and McCarthy.

Panning for Gold at Eldorado Gold Mine 2019
Panning for Gold at Eldorado Gold Mine
Gold pans in Juneau 2019
Gold pans in Juneau
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