Sunday, December 07, 2008

In 2000 the four of us visited Alaska for a month. We rented a jeep and mostly just drove around looking at stuff. One of the side trips was to the Kennecott copper mine near McCarthy.

Turning of the main road its about 60 miles on a dirt railroad grade through the Wrangell St. Elias National Park, to end-of-the road. When you get there, you can park, and walk across a small footbridge to the mine. The old mine, abandoned in 1938, was at the time, mostly open to the public. As far as ghost towns, this one is pretty impressive.
© 2008 Raoul Rubin