trail and stream

While reminiscing over pictures from Alaska I stumbled across these two images.  I think the similarities are pretty striking.  Most apparent is the S curve of the trail and the stream as they meet the vanishing point.  Also, in each image a dark mass fills the left of the frame.  As a further coincidence, the... Continue Reading →

Everyone and their dogs

The toughest dog in Alaska (see earlier post for explanation), Tank the terrier, has remained vigilant all summer long.  Night and day the streets of McCarthy are safe under the watchful eye of this dog.  With the nearest law enforcement located hours away in Glen Allen, it's important to have a local presence of order. ... Continue Reading →

Fall Season

"Time don't fly, it bounds and leaps" John Prine Fall in the Wrangells.  Nature performs another crescendo.  It gets dark again.  The stars are visible at night, along with your breath.  The soap berry bushes have withered, while the cranberries ripen into robust translucent orbs.  All the animals are fat.  Everyday is crisper.  The air... Continue Reading →

Peavine Cabins

Greetings from Peavine cabin.  That's me on the porch waving to you.  The camera is on a ten second self timer.  I produced this picture in one take, but nearly broke my ankle running from the tripod to the camera.  Actually, I didn't hurt my ankle in any way.  I just had to run really... Continue Reading →

Root Glacier

What do you do with giant glaciers?  Go hiking on them.  Take some pictures.  Fly around them.  Maybe designate the whole thing into a park.  Use the ice for mixed drinks.  Here are some select images from this summers many Root Glacier adventures.  Pictures on Ice, shaken not stirred. 

The Tent Life

Ok, so here are some pictures of my tent. This is pretty standard McCarthy-style digs.  Most seasonal employees are living in some variation of tent/shack/hut, etc. Personally, I think this tent is pretty sweet.  In terms of wall tents this one is luxury.  Check out the van seat couch, spacious shelving, and desk.  Not only... Continue Reading →

From Source to Tap

Clear Creek bubbles up right from the forest floor, filtered through the nebulous waterways of the Root Glacier. The creek is indispensable to life in McCarthy.  The water source provides much of the community water used for drinking, bathing, laundry, cooking, etc. Straight from the creek, cupped in handfuls to a person’s lips, the water... Continue Reading →

Jumbo Mine hike

In my opinion, one of the most rewarding/beautiful hikes accessible from the area.  This will take a person through it all - switchbacks with views of the Root Glacier, canopied fern lined trails, stream crossings, flowered ridgelines, and scree fields at the top.  At the crown, situated underneath Castle Peak, there are panoramic vistas of... Continue Reading →

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