The Historic Chittitu Gold Mine

Continued from…… Waking from a wet and rainy night in my dry tent at May Creek, I dressed and hurried over to the main cabin for breakfast and news of the day.  The Gulkana hangar radioed that clouds were on the deck at the airport, it was raining hard and flights would be delayed.  There […]

Climbing to Green Butte Mine Tunnel

Continued from….. I scrambled across scree and boulders to explore the tunnel mine shaft of the historic Green Butte copper mine in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska. These decomposing, rickety structures are intimidating and it took me awhile to gather up enough nerve to poke around inside.  Before I was finished exploring it was […]

Exploring the Historic Green Butte Mine

Continued from…. The employees of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park were courteous and kind to me, as Artist-in-Residence they let me sit in the front seat of the helicopter during our ride from May Creek to Green Butte.  It scenery was spectacular, and the location of the old copper mine was incredible.  It was perched […]

Hiking Around May Creek Alaska

Young Creek near the park service wilderness headquarters at May Creek. continued from…. It was a beautiful evening on my first day as Artist-in-Residence stationed at May Creek, the clouds cleared and the long low light of the Alaska summer lit the mountains to the east.  Alone with my camera I hiked the trail to […]

From My Journal; May Creek, Alaska 1989

The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park was established in 1980 while we were living in the region.  It is the nation’s largest park covering over 13 million acres, most of it is wilderness.  The park is accessible only by two rough gravel roads, most areas are reached by small aircraft that can land on gravel, or […]

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