The second half of our road trip around the interior of Alaska found Rose and I traveling from Fairbanks down to an abandoned copper mine called Kennecott located in the remotest possible part of St Elias-Wrangell National Park. I will be writing quite a bit more about Kennicott as well as a few other stories from our Alaska trip on my travel blog: www.all-fifty.com. One quick note: The Kennecott mine shut down in 1939 and has been recently purchased by The National Park Service who have just started efforts to restore the dilapidated buildings. About 40 people live in the Kennecott area with only about 7-10 staying through the winter. Pretty wild. After we bounced our way out of Kennecott, we headed to the port town of Valdez where the pipeline delivers the oil its been carrying for 3000 miles to oil tankers waiting to transport the oil through the northernmost non-freezing (important for boats to function properly) bay known as Prince William Sound. After Valdez, we returned to Anchorage and then back home to state number one (also known a Pennsylvania) but not before capturing some great shots of number fifty. Enjoy!