Enthusiast in the beauty of humans, travel, nature, flowers, photography, wildlife, hikes. Believes in the law of attraction, being happy, and especially Jesus Christ.
Blog formerly known as Haines, Alaska Tour Guide

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Announcing an eBook about my Gold Panning Tour Guiding Adventures

Hello Gold loving fans!  I just wanted to let you know I have been compiling all my photos and stories of the gold panning tours I guided for the Schnabel' Big Nugget Mine in 2011 and 2012 and for Dakota Boys Porcupine Creek Mine in 2013.  I hope to figure out how to add video footage to the eBook as well, because I have some cool footage of John Schnabel.  I know everyone loves that man as much as I did.  If you are knowledgeable on how I can create an enhanced, dynamic eBook, I would like to hear from you.  My goal date to have the book completed is April 1st, 2018.  I would like to launch it at that time.  Thanks for any help and support regarding this.
Stay Gold,
Holly Jo  

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Gold Mining at Porcupine Creek is Over...

....at least for the summer of 2013.  Don't worry friends.  I am sure they will be back to the Porcupine Creek Mining District next summer.  In the mean time.... if you want to see what my gold tours were like check out this music video I put together.  It highlights the last three years of Gold Rush to Porcupine tours to the Schnabel's Big Nugget Mine and then to the Dakota Boy's Porcupine Creek Mine.

The last Cruise Ship of the summer came to Haines, Alaska on Sept. 11th

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Surprise Visits by Princess, the City Mayor, and TV Celebrities of Gold Rush

The Grand Princess made a unplanned visit into Haines on August 13th, 2013 because their dock slip in Skagway was occupied by someone else.  We locals were delighted to get the extra business boost since the season is quickly coming to an end and many jobs will be on hold till May 2014.

Monday, August 12, 2013

GOT GOLD? In Porcupine Creek We Do!

Rainbow Glacier Adventure's Gold Rush Tour To Porcupine has exploded the summer of 2013.  I am grateful to be taking fans of the TV show "Gold Rush" out to Dakota Fred's Porcupine Creek Mine almost every weekday and some weekends.

Dakota Fred, his son Dustin Hurt, and Melody Tallis are warm, friendly, inviting gold miners at Porcupine Creek Gold Mine.  My guests are surprised

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Gold Panning at Porcupine Creek and Other Haines, Alaska Tours

We are mid-way thru the summer season of 2013 and Haines, Alaska has been busy showing tourist one of the prettiest, sunniest summers yet.  Rainbow Glacier Adventures has many types of tours to enhance your Haines, Alaska experience, like Photography tours.

We have some of the most captivating Photo Guides around, with natural skills in composition and an easy going manner in which they teach it.  Joe OrdoƱez, the owner of RGA, is a professional photographer himself, so that might be why he has an eye for hiring great talent.  All photos on my blogs are from me (unless I'm in them or otherwise stated), and I have come along way with their help and guidance....but I know I need to learn so much more.
Want to see Haines Alaska through the lens of a professional photo guide? Check this link out....one of my favorite photo guides, Tom Ganner's Time & Space Facebook page of phenomenal photos he has taken around Haines.

Time & Space Facebook Page

Friday, June 14, 2013


Hello Summer Tour Season 2013!  The Cruise Ships are back...making lasting memories for the lucky souls who travel up the Inside Passage of Southeast Alaska.
Haines received our first cruise ship one week early this year, due to the Lynn Canal being too windy for Holland America's Statendam to make it up to Skagway.  Their loss was our gain... but the town still felt a little like "getting caught with our pants down" as we scrambled to get last minute tours together and souvenirs put on the shelves.  It turned out to be a gorgeous sunny day, a great start for what we hope to be one of our best summers yet. Click here to read more

Saturday, February 16, 2013

John Schnabel Turned A Young 93

Photos removed because people would steal them and use them on questionable web sites.

Well folks, next week is the last show of the season 3 for Gold Rush.  It is time for all the hard working gold miners to hit it big. I don't see how a season 4 will be made....what would they do to make it interesting?  Well, I can think of one way.  I think it would be interesting to have young Parker Schnabel go work a gold mine in the Yukon and be in competition with that young Yukon Gold Miner Girl we saw on Gold Rush Dirt two weeks ago (I can't remember her name).  Maybe they could have a love/hate competition and then fall in love and get married on top of a wash plant.  Hey, that would make it good TV......for women.  This show has been all grease and dirt, where is the romance?  Just kidding.  I know Gold Rush is a MAN SHOW. Click here to read more