Independence Mine at Hatcher Pass

Part of the lure of Hatcher Pass is Independence Mine. The mine has quite an interesting history and was open up until 1951. The State of Alaska has turned it into Independence Mine State Historical Park.
I have been going up to the trails around Hatcher Pass for 20 years, back when access was a one lane gravel road. The state has improved access and now Hatcher Pass and Independence Mine gets visitors from all over the world.
It is one of our favorite places to go in Alaska. We live about 30 minutes from the mine and drive up there almost every weekend.
This week we had Aurora activity and a full moon. I have always wanted to photograph the mine under the full moon so I packed my gear and hiked up to the mine. Unfortunately, the Aurora made a very short appearance. I did enjoy walking around the mine at 1am by myself under the full moon though.
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