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 →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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