Richard Louis “Dick” Proenneke
|Birth||4 May 1916 Primrose, Lee County, Iowa, USA|
|Death||20 Apr 2003 (aged 86) Hemet, Riverside County, California, USA|
|Burial||Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered on Proenneke’s Peak, near his cabin at Twin Lakes|
|Memorial ID||23429609 · View Source|
Lake Clark National Park
How to Get There. Take a plane into the heart of the park , or travel by boat or plane to the coast. Bush pilots in Anchorage say, ” Lake Clark is just out the back door”—a one-hour flight. From Anchorage you can charter a plane to Port Alsworth, a small community on the southeast shore of Lake Clark .
A Dry Cabin means living without running water. Whether it is by choice or by necessity it does not matter. A dry cabin does not mean there is not water available or that water can’t leave the home, a dry cabin only means that there is not pressurized water running through the home.
Proenneke’s journals and photographs were edited into a book called One Man’s Wilderness, released just four years before he died. His film was made into a documentary called Alone in the Wilderness (the latter with fellow Alaska filmmaker Bob Swerer reading journal entries as narration).
Alone in the Wilderness , the story of Dick Proenneke, by Bob Swerer Productions. Dick Proenneke retired at age 50 in 1967 and decided to build his own cabin on the shore of Twin Lakes. For more than 30 years a man by the name of Dick Proenneke lived alone in the Alaskan Bush.
Homesteading was a way people could obtain federal land virtually free if they met certain requirements, including living on the land and cultivating a portion of it. Homesteading has not been possible on federal lands in Alaska since Oct. 21, 1986, although it was allowed for 88 years before that.
Alone in the Wilderness (2004) In 1968, one man films his attempt to build a cabin and live in the Alaskan wilderness .
Season 7. For Season 7, the contestants attempted to survive for 100 days in order to win a grand prize of $1 million.
Unlike many survival shows, contestants on Alone don’t have an accompanying film crew. They are provided with equipment to film their own exploits. Each must work unaided to find food, water, and shelter, and remain on the land for as long as they can before tapping out.
about 120 air miles
3 million lakes
Arctic grayling, rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, lake trout, northern pike , and five species of salmon populate the waters. The valleys are home to Dall sheep, caribou , moose, brown and black bears, wolves , lynx, foxes, and other mammals.