July 4, 2014 by jags1fan Happy Independence Day from Anchorage, Alaska Happy 4th of July everyone! We headed up to Independence Mines State Park (as mentioned in an earlier post). Fun day with the boys! We decided to hike up the side of the mountain. I’d never crawl in there but Chris did. LOL A view from above. Still going up and up! And when we got to the top, we found a beautiful lake with icebergs. A dragonfly lands on the water and then takes off. The iceberg Josh tossed. Back down beside the ‘mine ruins’, we did a little ‘panning’. According to the Park Rangers – anything you find you can keep. Alaska Dogwood….is ground cover. Sunset back at Golden Nugget Campground. And since it’s the 4th of July, we enjoyed nearby fireworks in nearby Russian Jack Springs Park (across from our campgrounds).