Destinations: Chitina & Kennecott Mine, Part 2

With lunch packed, 5 gallons of extra gas, 2 cups of hot coffee our day begins.  It’s going to be a beautiful day in the Copper River Valley.  The cool morning air is refreshing during the unusually hot weather.  Our chosen mode of transportation to McCarthy is our side x side ATV.  The road is long and bumpy so taking the motorhome didn’t sound appealing, plus the ATV is a lot more fun!

Cruising down the road.
Cruising down the road.

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Destinations: Chitina & Kennecott Mine, Part 1

Kennecott Mine
Kennecott Mine

Question:  Kennicott or Kennecott?

Answer:  It’s actually both, the name of the on site glacier is Kennicott after the naturalist Robert Kennicott, but due to a clerical error the mine was named Kennecott Mining Company.

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