trip on 6-14-03
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is the view as we started heading down the path into the valley.
at the bottom, here is a look down the creek.
down the creek the walls start to close in.
a little waterfall. I think it is feeding from the swamp on the
other side of the cliff.
closer pic of the waterfall.
we crossed the creek, walked up the hill and checked out the swamp
on the other side of the shale cliffs. This swamp is in the valley
that the creek used to flow MANY years ago. But the creek busted
through the bank and began a new course, leaving the old ox-bowls
to fill with swamp over the years.
is a beaver swimming around in the swamp.
then headed back through the woods to the creek, and down to where
the creek meets up with another creek and cuts through a narrow
view of where they meet.
picture is looking upstrean from the narrow canyon, to where the
is a look down into the start of the narrow passage.
a nice close up.
is the sluice box set up, back up stream. Catching the gold!
a close up of the ribbed matting in the head of the box. Hard to
see, but there is fine gold showing in the black mat. No nuggets
today, but atleast we didn't get skunked. Oh yeah, every test pan
we panned, showed some color. Not bad for testing a new creek.