Wednesday, July 30, 2008

How do you begin to tell a story that's lasted longer than you have?

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I'll start with Hatcher Pass. It wasn't the first but it was the best. If we had gotten to spend more time there it would probably rank as one of my favorite places ever. Right up there with Cumberland Island and the nearby cemetary in St Marys. Unfortunately it was raining, we didn't pay the fee, and Matt and Ellie waited in the car while Megan and I scrambled to take pictures.

Independence Mine is a crumbling gold mine located at Hatchers Pass. Gold was first found in 1906 at the site by Robert Lee Hatcher and the mine was active until 1951. The site is now a state historical park.

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4 comments:

thehistoryofmyfuture said...

wow. you were a step ahead of the press.

NY TIMES TODAY:
http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/07/27/travel/27readers.html

http://www.nytimes.com/glogin?URI=http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/30/opinion/30barlow.html&OQ=_rQ3D1&OP=3d9d9442Q2FGQ3EBQ24GQ26nUO9nniQ27GQ27AARGA.GQ3FAGn2S7Sn7GQ3FAQ24Q7C9Q3AnQ3E_kiLQ3A

nice pictures. i commented on flickr.

Beverly said...

that's hilarious. i totally went to that pizza place in homer. there was a mega babe named bjorn working there. no joke.

elizabeth said...

bev, that photo of the white house in the mist is amazing.

Anonymous said...

Still a douchebag... despite pulling your blog about dipnetting illegally...

You also didn't pay the fee at hatcher pass... appears you think you're special... You're not... You're a mouthbreather...

Thankfully, decent people (unlike yourself) do contribute to our state parks by paying the small fees that help with upkeep and maintenance......

You represent everything that is wrong with the people in this coutry... me! me! me! a complete waste of oxygen...