Getting back on track with the blog posts about our big Alaska - Canada Roadtrip July 2015. We traveled 8000 miles in 30 days. The trip to Independence Mine is a bit of an adventure....steep gravel road and it is most interesting. The mine has been taken over by the state as a State Park. What they have done is unusual. Rather than preserve or restore the mine - things have been left in the state of decay, with trails all around to see the entire place. We had a chilly gloomy day for our visit. Not many others visiting that day.