Sunday, June 28

Wilderness Roads

We've finished our Nabesna Highway adventure in Wrangell-St. Elias and are now 100 miles south at Chitina getting ready to explore the McCarthy Road tomorrow - destination the abandoned Kennecott Copper Mine, which is now a National Historic Landmark. This 60 mile gravel road was once a railroad line (constructed in 1909 to support the mine) and vehicles still suffer occasional flat tires from a leftover railroad spike. I've been told to just take it slow and easy and watch for the idiots that don't.

Copper sign a the Visitor Center
Fish Wheel on display
Just a roadside view