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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Friday, March 2, 2012

2012 Season is coming soon

We are starting to talk about summer of 2012.  It sounds like the Gold Tours to Big Nugget Mine on Porcupine Creek are a go.  I can't wait to see how much gold the Schnabel Family find this coming season.  It has been fun watching last season on the Discovery Channel.
In real time Parker is playing basketball for our High School Glacier Bears.  They are playing in the Region V Southeast Tournament down in Ketchikan this week.  Many locals have followed them down to support our athletes.  I heard they have been winning! Go Glacier Bears!
If you get to come to Haines Alaska this summer remember to come visit Big Nugget Mine.  The tours will not be sold on the Cruise Ships.  Go to Tourhaines.com and book a tour with Rainbow Glacier Adventures if you are porting in Skagway or Haines....or if your driving through.
Summer will be here before we know it.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Parker Schnabel playing Varsity Basketball for Glacier Bears in Haines Alaska 2012

My husband is a referee for the Haines Basketball Boys & Girls Teams.
Basketball is huge in Haines.  The whole town goes to the games to
support the High School kids. 

This is the Bald Eagle Foundation right now.  Lots of Eagles to be seen.
Can you see the dark dots in the trees.  I think you can see 3 in this photo.

Haines Alaska during the winter.  A different kind of beautiful from the summer,
but beautiful just the same.

Joe Ordonez - Photographer and Tour Owner of
Rainbow Glacier Adventures sports the popular Alaskan Style
 for winter dwellers.


  1. I am looking forward to coming to Haines AK in July. I can't wait to go on the gold tour after watching the show this season. It's my 40th birthday celebration and there is nothing i'd rather be doing than seeing you Holly and you showing me beautiful alaska. And of course getting lots of gold!

  2. I am so looking forward to summer! Winter seems to be going on and on and on! I would love to come back to Haines, but it's probably not going to be this year. Maybe next. Have a great summer season. :)