Lots of families have them, especially in places like Maine and Minnesota and Alaska where glacial lakes abound and summer is precious. My residence for a night, this cabin is a snapshot of life several decades ago.
Looking ahead: There are only a half-dozen major highways in the state, but this area has a few interesting unpaved spur roads. The Petersville Road extends about forty miles from Trapper Creek (mile 115 on the Parks Hwy) toward the south side of Denali National Park and accesses the historic Cache Creek Gold Mine. The Denali Park Road, further north, reaches ninety miles westward on the north side of the Alaska Range to Kantishna. Further north, the Stampede Trail reaches westward from the Parks Highway in a narrow finger of state land, disintegrating into multiple game trails, surrounded by Denali NP on three sides. Across the Teklanika River on the Stampede Trail is the famous site of ‘the Magic Bus”, where Christopher McCandless spent a reclusive season as made public in “Into the Wild”.
The Denali Highway leaves the Parks Highway toward the east, and will be my eventual escape route out of the state.