Daily Archives: 5 October 2011


Chitina, Alaska.
Population as of the 2000 census: 123.

The Dipnetting Capital of Alaska, Chitina sits along the Copper River where it meets the Chitina River.

Salmon Rules.

Jumbo Mine & Above

It’s a 7 mile out & back hike up to the Jumbo Mine ruins, with a 3600′ gain (and then loss) in elevation. It was a phenominal hike, with perfect weather. It was also where I met up with my bruin friend. Luckily, my truce with the grizzlies is still honored by both parties, as the large griz showed very little interest in me at all. It was the closest I have been to one of the big, unpredictable bears in a couple of years.