Dick Proenneke retired at age 50 in 1967 and decided to build his own cabin on the shore of Twin Lakes. The first summer he scouted for the best cabin site, and cut and peeled the logs he would need for his cabin. Dick Proenneke returned the next summer to finish the cabin where he lived for over 30 years. Dick filmed his adventures, and Bob Swerer later turned the film into a video so we can all watch this amazing man build his cabin by hand.
In the late summer of 2010, Dick Proenneke’s brother, Jake, discovered a closet-full of unseen 8mm and 16mm film shot during Dick’s 30-year adventure living alone at Lake Clark. The thousands of feet of film was turned over to the producers of the original “Alone in the Wilderness” to see if it would be possible to create another documentary for public television. The end result is “Alone in the Wilderness: Part 2.”
- KAKM: Tuesday, March 6 @ 7:00 p.m.