National Geographic : 1973 Jan
WITHOUT MACHINERY, Pete and Dave maneuver the cabin's heavy ridgepole, which they had rolled up the logs leaning against the wall (above). Two of our college friends and their wives have settled near us in the bush. Sharing pioneer tasks, we all help each other at cabin-buildingtime. The cabin we now live in (right), our second, lies across Ermine Lake from the new Anchorage-FairbanksHighway (map). Before completion of the road, the 34-mile round trip to the railroadstop at Hurricanefor mail and supplies took a day by tractor and truck or snowmobile. Now we can get there and back in an hour.