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Copper to Copper Aug. 19, 2013

From Copper Center to the copper mines of Kennnicott, Ak. 


Tractor at Willow Lake B&B

What a trip we left Willow Lake after a nice tour of the handbuilt log cabins and a delicious breakfast of sourdough pancakes at Willow Lake B&B . Jim and Linda are great hosts.
We drove south on Richardson Highway to pick up the road east to Chitina.

Copper Center Gift shop

On our way we stopped at the delightful shop run by. It is a mix of Alaskan art and gifts, convience store and a bit of hardware supplies. Found some goodies and a couple bottles of ice tea. My vertigo is still giving me trouble, still bracing as I walk around. On to McCarthy. We drove for awhile on Edgerton highway and stopped for gas at The Kenny Lake Mercantile’s General Store .

Gas and drinks

It took me awhile to figure out how to pump gas on old fashioned gas pump.

Kenney Lake Gas Station

The lady inside really thought something was wrong with me. LOl…she noticed. Remember to stop about here, no more gas stations between here and McCarthy/ Kennicott.
Off like a herd of turtles, we stopped at the Golden Spruce Convienence Storefor sandwiches.

Very good food homemade bisscotti to die for, vanilla with i think walnuts dipped in white chocolate and chocolate with walnuts dipped in dark chocolate.

Then Carol and I drove and drove, stopping to take photos and Go Pro. So many beautiful photos.
We stopped by Chitina, what a quaint town. I loved the Spirit Mountain Arts Art Gallery.

It was a big WOW! Beautiful artwork from artists around Alaska. Prints, watercolors, drawings, jewelry, knitted hats, slik scarves and more. I found a nice screen print of silver salmon.

After a few hundred shots of Chitna, we got back into our car.


The Road to McCarthy

This is where paved roads end.
My brother Paul’s parting words on
The Road To McCarthy: “Drive Slow!”

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Valdez to Copper Center

Rain… rain….rain….
Carol and I drove outside from Valdez, Ak through the mountains. In spite of the rain we manage to take more pictures. Surprise…..

Beautiful waterfalls, mountain passes and lush forests. This is the north end of a temperate rainforest.

As we drove through the mountains toward Copper Center. We saw smaller and scruffier trees. Black and white spruce. Beautiful!


Best I could do with vertigo

We arrive at Copper Center and are a little dismayed, no gas station ( the web said was one) and only 2 restaurants. A bus that houses a walk up Mexican Restaurant…… or a dark one level log cabin with a smal white sign that said “CAFE”…hmmm… what to do!

Copper Center Lodge Restaurant

Well after much discussion and no internet we took our chances and tried the Cafe. It’s real name is Copper Center Lodge. What a treat.

Steak, fries and coke…..good. I was having withdraw from steak….lol.
As we were eating, the owners of Willow Lake B &B, met us at the restaurant to give directions to our log cabin…. very thoughtful.

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