Even if you don’t blink between Mileposts 101 and 106 of the Richardson Highway, you could pass by Copper Center and not even see it. That’s because — quite simply — the road was moved. In 1988, the Richardson Highway was straightened, bypassing the loop of the now Old Richardson…
Denali, Mount McKinley, The Great One. There’s no shortage of terms Alaskans use to refer to the tallest mountain in North America and its surrounding six million acres. But if you want to talk location, when you visit Denali National Park and Preserve, you’re not staying in Denali…
“Weekend at Base Camp” is a blog series that shares how you can plan a weekend escape full of adventures to enjoy our Alaska-sized backyard.
It’s not surprising that Alaska is home to the nation’s largest national park, but you might be surprised that, unlike Denali, many Alaskans have never even been there. Driving through miles of wilderness to the Copper River Valley towards Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is…
Travel back to 1938, to a glacier-carved valley deep in the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Kennicott is a classic mining town, with life revolving around company operations and the nearby town of McCarthy booming with restaurants, pool halls, hotels, saloons and a…