September 08, 2006

Hatcher's Pass, AK

More Alaska pictures....
Hatcher's Pass is an old gold mining community. It was one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen! And this was on a cloudy day. I took over 100 pictures. The buildings had the amazing red trim around all of the windows. Everything was still very much like it was when the mine closed in the 50's. They have tons of pictures of the people who lived there in the visitor's center. The old wooden structures were left as they fell. There were mining cabins way up in the mountain, little winding paths in the hills. It was such a fascinating place.

One of the easy hikes we did up through the hills. Found a spot for a picnic.

The hills were all rock/boulders covered in this beautiful green plant.

A picturesque pull off on the way up there.

The view from our lunch spot.

The reflections in the windows were magical.

These were left in one of the buildings. Just like this. No one touches them. There is no rope or sign telling you to keep off either. Every spot was a postcard picture begging to be taken.
This little creek ran down from the mountain and was a major part of the mining for the whole community. Wouldn't you love to live in that little spot?
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2 comments:

stephanie said...

i love how you see things- i looked at the same stuff on that table and didn't realize how beautiful those old rusty cans looked with the light streaming in! great pics!

Anonymous said...

beautiful scenery.. pretty colours.. thanks for sharing

Jes