Exploring the area around Nome, Alaska: Salmon Lake & Pilgrim Springs.
The Iditarod finish line stored off to the side of Front Street.
Front Street, Nome. The main drag through town and where the last stretch of the Iditarod runs.
Our first camp on East Beach just beyond town. Forrest has his gold pan and is ready to strike it rich.
With all the snow Nome gets, hydrants are given a little extra boost and a flat off the top so they can be found if burried.
Look at all that gold, Forrest!
Long ago, someone gave up their persuit of gold and left their pan here to rust away.
Leftover gold mining equipment.
Old gold dredge
Front of the dredge.
Across the street from the beach an old gold dredge sits right where someone left it many years ago.
The largest gold pan and the Three Lucky Sweeds who got it all going.
Sunset from camp.
Forrest checks in with his iPhone the next morning.
The road out to Salmon Lake and Pilgrim Springs.
NOME, AK - Scout blinks in the sun on the ride out to Pilgrim Springs.
The open landscape beyond Nome.
Raindeer, or caribu - depending on if they are domisticated or not. Hard to tell here, but we found out later this is someone's herd, so... raindeer.
On the road out of Nome.
The old Pilgrim Springs orphenage building and church from the days when the children were quarrentined from the adults who were all getting diphtheria. This is how the Iditerod started to transport the serum to Nome from Anchorage. This is about 60 miles from Nome.
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