This Hike Into An Abandoned Gold Mine In Alaska Is Terrifyingly Fun
Near Palmer in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Hatcher Pass is a popular place for outdoor recreation any time of year. Visit in the summer for hiking trails and epic views, visit in winter when it becomes a cross-country skiers paradise. This area rich with natural beauty was also found to be rich in precious metals, and during the gold rush of the early 1900’s, a gold mine and Boomtown were established. The Independence Mine is a haunting and fascinating place to visit in Alaska.
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