The Riverboat Discovery tour took us on a river cruise aboard a sternwheeler. We cruised up the Chena River to the point where it meets the Tawana River. The Tawana River is the largest glacial fed river.
|The Tiwana river is carrying silt from the glacial runoff.|
Along the way, we stopped at a replica of an Athabascan Indian Village. It provided a wonderful insight into their traditions and customs.
From left to right: caribou, moose, grizzly.
Salmon being smoked for a winter food source.
Another highlight of Fairbanks was the Gold Dredge 8 tour. I was very excited to see the Alaskan Pipeline.
Panning for gold.....
Between four family members, we netted a total of $72 in gold flakes.
Next stop......Denali National Park!