Chicken was our last stop in Alaska. This place really is in the middle of nowhere. It is an old gold mining area, but it is still active.
People in this picture were learning how to pan for gold. We met and visited with a guy from Helena, Montana here. It was his second year visiting Chicken and he said he had already found several ounces of gold in just a week. He was working for the gift shop to earn his camping spot - and he was panning during every spare moment.