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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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.

Gold Gal Tour Guide ~ Holly Jo

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

Joe, Kat, & the Fireweed Waitress celebrate another successful
surprise visit from Princess as she turns to leave Haines, Alaska

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!

Mattias from Sweden (or Switzerland - I get those mixed up)
showing his rich yellow pay dirt from Porcupine Creek Mine.

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.

The Costabile Family from Illinois had a great time visiting Dakota Fred
and Porcupine Creek Mine.

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

Pizza Party at Fireweed for the Rainbow Glacier Adventures
(RGA) Tour Guiding Team.
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.
Big Cruise Ship gets kissed by the sun on the Lynn Canal,
with our Boat Harbor in the foreground. 

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


Haines, Alaska May, 15th 2013.  Our surprise Cruise Ship visit
one week early.  At Port Chilkoot Dock a.k.a. PC Dock.

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

Me, Holly Jo, with John Schnabel at his 93rd birthday party.
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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

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Quitters Never Win - We Are In The Gold Now!

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Gold Tour to Porcupine guests hang out with Parker Schnabel in his
new 4-wheeler at Big Nugget Mine

Yeehaw!!!!  We are finally seeing some rich dirt in everyone's pockets.  I am so happy for all 3 (or 4 if you split Todd Hoffman's crew up) of the mining crews of the TV show "Gold Rush" on Discovery Channel. I just love this show because it is teaching us very profound lessons.  I am a huge fan of the Law of Attraction and I think this show promotes that belief system.  The Hoffmans, Dakota Boys, and the Schnabels all have dreams and goals of finding gold.  Yet a large amount of the time they are faced with machines breaking down, the season being too short, MSHA coming down on them, communication troubles, money issues and the environment in general........but do they quit?