Most Memorable Moments: McNeil River, Part 1

Wonderful text and photos.

Wickersham's Conscience

A much younger Mrs. WC and WC at McNeil Falls, Brown Bears in background, July 1995 (photo by Nancy Gordon)

Some Most Memorable Moments last three days. And it should have been four. In this two part post, WC describes his 1995 visit to the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary. WC has reported on parts of the trip before, and a few of the photos have appeared earlier, but many photos are new and this post will try to provide context. All photos are scanned from Kodacolor prints and are less than perfect, but should convey the sense of what we saw. This is part 1 of 2.

Unless you are famous or politically hardwired, you get to go to McNeil River Game Sanctuary by winning a lottery. In 1995, Mrs. WC won. In the third week of July, we drove from Fairbanks to Homer and, after one day’s delay…

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