A few more pictures from Momma-bear’s visit. On this outing we ventured to Hatcher’s Pass (you’ll remember seeing other pictures of Hatcher’s from a previous fall outing post awhile back) and toured through Independence Mine State Historical Park. The mine was first staked in 1906 when gold was discovered and closed in 1943. At its’ peak, the mine included 27 structures, employed 204 men, covered 1,350 acres, and produced 34,416 ounces of gold worth $1,204,560 at the time. It was quite a chilly, foggy day as evident from the pictures but was fun nonetheless. We also enjoyed the fat marmots hanging out on the dilapidated structures (above photo) who didn’t seem to mind us at all.