You can always tell an Alaskan Girl by the XtraTuff rubber boots and a flower dress. I was hauling groceries, gas, and propane for this gold mine in the Talkeetna Mountains. I shot this picture while waiting for something to be brought up from camp. These little gals ran all over the surrounding hills having the time of their life. This particular gold mine gets particularly bad weather and it is almost always a challenge to land here. If the wind is calm enough to land, then the fog is so thick you can’t see the end of the airstrip. Caribou wander all over these hills, and although it is not my favorite spot, it really is pretty in its own little way. If you have any interest in doing a little gold panning I may be able to talk the miners into allowing us to wet a pan for a little bit. The miners that work here are really great people, and always willing to give a tour of their operation. They are 70 trail miles from the road, so it is definitely part of the Alaskan Wilderness. The miners live out here May through September. This is a unique piece of Alaska that few get to see.