I'm Holly Jo, I was the "Gold Girl" tour guide the last 3 years at Porcupine Creek in Haines, AK. Two years at John & Parker Schnabel's Big Nugget Gold Mine and one year at Dakota Fred's Porcupine Creek Gold Mine. Not sure what I will be doing this year as the Gold tours at Porcupine Creek are not offered any more...and I kinda got fired.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Gold Rush Tour to Porcupine Creek

John Schnabel

I have been invited to work with a tour company called Rainbow Glacier Tours. Yes!  That is.....as long as I can get myself licensed with a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) by the time cruise ships start coming up the inside passage of Southeast Alaska (mid May).  The owner has offered me a position as the Porcupine Creek Gold Rush Tour Guide....I’ll be the Gold Girl! I will get to take tourist out to Porcupine Creek and pan for gold at the Schnabel’s Big Nugget Gold Mine.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Introduction

 My dream is to be a Tour Guide in Haines Alaska.  I'm not one yet.  I used to be a Tour Director for a Cruise Line a few years back, but Tour Guiding is different ball of wax. A Tour Director doesn't say all the commentary, the Tour Guide does.  The Director is like a traveling concierge.  I counted suitcases every morning before departure.  I took care of the ill, told jokes and kept the tourists happy.  It was an excellent job;