Okay……..did you see this week’s “Gold Rush”? I couldn’t wait to see who knocked over the wash plant in the jungle. Guess who it was……Jack Hoffman. Now, he has been noticeably missing from the show this season and the second week he shows up…….the first week they didn’t let him do anything other than weigh the gold and this week he knocks over the wash plant. WTF?! After, they work together to get the other wash-plant moved to the center of both mines – gold and diamonds then running through the same one, hoping they found a lot of diamonds.
Do you think perhaps they should check to see if he is up to the task before he’s picking up two-ton tree trunks and moving them around with heavy equipment? He is 65 but the 60’s are not the new 40’s for everyone……perhaps it’s time for him to hang up his mining hard-hat?
After the whole crew yelled a manly “frick”…….Todd asked his father what happened and his only reply was “Don’t talk to me”. Well, I’d have had a little to say!
Up at Porcupine Creek as they decide which way to turn now that their vein has run dry, Melanie suggests the road itself and it does bear gold for the crew. But up in the mountains at their new claim by the creek, Dustin is having his “mis”adventures. All turns out well after having to go out on a cable 400 ft. above the creek to get supplies from Dakota Fred, after the sled on the cable got hung-up. Unfortunately as Dustin wrestled it free, the food on-board fell 400 ft. to the bottom. Better the food than Dustin, but I can’t help wondering why all the miners seem to do everything half-assed. Why didn’t they bungee cord the supplies into the sled, to be on the safe-side, but maybe that’s Monday morning quarterbacking?
Up in the Klondike with Parker Schnabel…….he is finally on the gold, but the weather has turned too cold. All the ground has frozen and they are hitting obstacle after obstacle. It looks as if the season is over for them, and they are short of the 800 oz. Parker wanted his first season. It’s hard to keep mining when your equipment is breaking from Mother Nature’s treachery, though Tony Beets did his best to try to egg him on asking if he will be a man or a child by letting the weather beat him at mining.
We’ll see what happens next week.
© Evelyn Garone 2.17.14