Wednesday, July 10, 2013
McCarthy & Kennecott Mining & Glaciers - 4th of July
It reminded me of Talkeetna young people working hard and having fun too. Lots of history with the old copper mining town nearby. Lots of dogs running around. Lots of musicians and drinking and mosquitoes. Now I remember why I like living by the breezy beach in Homer!
Went inside a historical old leeching plant before the rangers boarded it up as it is about to collapse and go on my first glacier lake/river rafting in 37 degree water. Even with a dry suit, you feel that cold penetrate through and my feet still got wet. It was fun screaming at the water. I was a little nervous of popping out since I have not rafted since Costa Rica two winters ago where I almost did not make it out of the river....
One trip in 4 nights made 2 cool albums: McCarthy and glacier river rafting pix, click here. Pix of Kennecott mining and glacier hike, click here. I plan to stay in Homer for the rest of July at least, try to get on a fishing boat, see a local burlesque show and who knows what else this busy town has in store for little old me!