National Geographic : 1940 Oct
Photograph byBradford Washburn Gakona's Landing Field Was Carved from a Wilderness of Treesand Tundra . Alaska is dotted with many small airports, to which planes bring prospectors and supplies bound for remote mining and lumbering regions. Such cleared areas can also be used as emergency landing fields by transport and military planes. This one lies between the Copper River (left) and theGakona.