Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Ron Niebrugge Photos, Travel, Wrangell-St. Elias 12 Comments

Erie Mine with Root Glacier, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska

Erie Mine with Root Glacier, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska

Can you imagine living in the bunk house in this amazing location!  And this was well before the days of Gore-tex, polypropolene and bunny boots.

I grew up along the border to the amazing Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.  I’m really excited to be returning to my home town early next week – get this for a wonderful honor, I’m returning to give the commencement speech at my high school.  I am really excited, and have been working hard on my speech.  I mention this in part to share my excitement, and in part to say I probably won’t be posting anything on the blog here again until later next week.

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  1. That is a huge honor Ron. There are definite benefits to growing up in a place like Alaska where you aren’t just another anonymous person.

  2. That’s wonderful, Ron! Another honour! I’ll look forward to seeing more of your wonderful work when you return.

    Kind regards from Noella

  3. Congrats Ron, Next time your in Cooper Landing check out the road I mentioned to Janine awesome view

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  6. Great; I was there last summer and did some great hikes with awsome sunny weather. Most defenitly I Will return, but with articles you keep my ever present

  7. Congratulations! What an honor!!! Beautiful country. We didn’t drive far into the Park, but it looked like a place I’d like to get back to. My husband’s Uncle Paul helped identify the acreage to be set aside for that and other parts of Alaska while he was a U.S. Park Ranger there. Whatajob!

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    Thanks Michael! You got lucky on the weather as it wasn’t nice very often last summer.

    Thanks Joni! I remember you saying that – your husbands uncle sure did a great job!

  9. Ron,
    Congratulations, hope your talk went well.
    My son and I are visiting Wrangell-St. Elias in about a week and wonder if you have any specific advice photo sites, particularly landscapes. We plan to go down both the McCarthy Rd (at least part way) and Nebesna. Thanks for any advice.

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