Day Trip: Gold Panning

Petersville Recreational Mining Area

Me and the guys (Tom and Bryon) have decided to stretch our 4x4s’ legs on an easy off-road adventure. Panning for gold.  We’ve talked about it for a couple of years now. Not knowing where to even go.  Not knowing the laws. We ran into an article RoadTrippin on the Petersville Road from KTUU, a local NBC affiliate.  It got us excited. We have ordered panning gear and are starting to make a list for the trip to even include drones.  A tick mark on my bucket list.

Initial Plan, is to leave early, have a leisurely breakfast at the Noisy Goose Cafe, a place that holds a very special place in my heart.  When I first got here, I stayed at a nearby RV park in Bessie (my TT), and ate here often.  The food was very good, the service was perfect.  I felt almost at home. The one thing I really miss about moving to Anchorage was not being able to get back there often enough.  We will pick up a few things at the Carrs around the corner and head to Denali Brewing in Talkeetna, fill up our growlers, then a quick walk to their taco truck so we will can take a lunch with us.  Then we get on Petersville Road and get on dirt.