Where do you go to get local info not just tourist info? I went to the local gas station I left with a hand drawn map. Small town friendly America is out here in Haines AK. It started by me asking if he was a local and ended with me getting the directions to some of the mines featured on Gold Rush. It turned out to be an awesome day of shopping and visiting museums in downtown Haines. Check out the details of my visit to the hammer museum.
We are planning the Gold Rush journey for tomorrow, and the next day I am taking a raft journey down the river through the Bald Eagle Preserve. Today is the 4th of July and it’s small town parades, burgers, brats, dunk tanks, and rain.