Kako Retreat Center (KRC) began in the 1970's as a dream of a young school teacher-missionary-gold miner at Kako, on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta of western Alaska. When Ed Hooley died in a plane crash, Dave Penz took over the mining and carried out Ed's dream of establishing a place where people of the delta could come for spiritual teaching and relaxation.
|Kako Retreat Center (KRC) is located on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in Western Alaska. No roads connect it to the rest of the world.|
|Dave showing Hank how he pans for gold in a horse watering trough.|
The gold in this pan is tiny specks and flakes. It came from floor sweepings in Dave's metal working shop.
|Picking wild blueberries along the track that leads to the Yukon River. The no-see-ums won this battle.|
|When we tried to back down the muddy road in the 4-wheel drive truck, we got stuck.|