On our fourth day in Alaska, we started with a last great breakfast at the Snow City Cafe. We then drove to Denali National Park where we will finish the day white water rafting with the outstanding people of RaftDenali (more on that later). We made a stop at a ramshackle rural store run by Mike Carpenter. It can easily be mistaken for a pile of discarded odds and ends but there is a genius to the place which sells everything from old washing machines to a severed human hand.
If you are not looking for either, you can have some memorable conversations with Mike and those who hang out at the store. One could take hours just to explore the Flotsam and jetsam that washes up at Mike’s doorstep. I last visited him three years ago and the place has only increased in its assemblage of oddities of human life.
Here are some of the pictures: