The Copper River and Northwestern Railway used to serve the miners in this area in the early part of the 20th century, but the trains stopped rolling in 1938, and cargo planes became the only way to get freight in and out. This 14 X 18 mail cabin was built in one day in 1948 by employees of the Chititu mining company. It's held up pretty well over the decades—it had to be rehabbed in 1998 to replace some rotting logs, but it still functions as the freight and mail drop for people who live and work out here.
What to Bring
If you're going to be dropped off for hiking, you'll need to be prepared for serious wilderness: emergency food and water, and extra layers such as warm hat, gloves and waterproof rain gear. Be sure to bring bug protection, too—you'll need it. During June, July and August you'll even want to use headnets.