Joseph Wirth and I happened to run into two very recognizable faces, Trapper and the High Plains Roller. These two men were panning for gold which is one of the simplest ways to obtain this precious metal. Although it is easy to pan for the gold it yields a very small amount making it a very time consuming way to make money.


Using a pan to collect small gold flakes from the Boulder Creek. Photo: Travis


This man refers to himself as “The High Plains Roller”. He is a face that many Boulderites have seen around town. Photo: Travis Bildahl


Photo: Travis Bildahl


Photo: Travis Bildahl


This is Trapper who specializes in panning for gold along side the Boulder Creek. Photo: Travis Bildahl


Photo: Travis Bildahl


Long Exposure of Boulder Creek. Photo: Travis Bildahl

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