Remote Airstrip Wrangell-St. Elias National Park


During my Artist-in-Residency I was invited to join a group of volunteers who were clearing brush from remote airstrips within the park.  This was a perfect opportunity to see more of the park, sketch and photograph some of the public use cabins and surrounding scenery.  We spent a beautiful day at Peavine, a gravel airstrip at the base of the Chitistone Canyon between the Wrangell and St. Elias mountain ranges.Gagnoncabin.jpg

The group flew back to spend the night at the park wilderness headquarters at May Creek.  I was fortunate to be able to spend the night in one of the newly acquired cabins, the former home of my friends Fran and Al Gagnon.  Situated next to a clear, slow moving creek, the location is beautiful and perfect material for future paintings.

More tomorrow,

Gail Niebrugge, Alaska Artist

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