This is one of the gold separators. Placer gold is shoveled on the top and then water is added and everything is sifted and eventually the gold being heavy falls to the bottom.
We also attended a gold panning demonstration. You pay $5.00 extra and get to keep any gold you find. No one in our group was convinced to pay the $5.00 but we did watch.
The museum also has a new wing that has all kinds of interesting memorabilia and contraptions.
Early rendition of snow goggles. See the little slits . The first nation people used these in the snow to keep from going snow blind.
Later in the day Nancy and I hiked the Miles Canyon, where the Yukon River runs and the river boats also give tours.
June 1. Apparently it doesn't matter what day June 1 falls on, they stick to the June 1
There are lots of trails in this area. Country skiing is big and a lot of the trails are marked for skiers in the winter.
We checked the road conditions and have decided we will leave the Alaskan Highway in the morning and travel the Klondike Loop North to Dawson City and then to Top of the World Highway and reconnect with the Alaskan Highway in Tok. The road conditions are favorable, probably due to the early warm spring.