Fall Season

"Time don't fly, it bounds and leaps" John Prine Fall in the Wrangells.  Nature performs another crescendo.  It gets dark again.  The stars are visible at night, along with your breath.  The soap berry bushes have withered, while the cranberries ripen into robust translucent orbs.  All the animals are fat.  Everyday is crisper.  The air... Continue Reading →

Kennicott History and Bonanza Hike

One attraction of McCarthy/Kennicott is the abundance of old copper mining structures. In a large part, the minign operations of one-hundred years ago are why this place exists right now. Because of copper, a hundred or so people, including myself, have a real fun job for the summer. What follows is a simplified history of... Continue Reading →

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