Steamboat base-camping

Obligated to road or established trail, a person can engage with only a small part of this park.  The other 12.9999999 million acres is only accessed through dedicated backpacking trips, flightseeing, and base-camping.  The images in the following gallery are from a base-camping trip taken a few weeks ago in the Chugach Ranch. On a... Continue Reading →

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Canoeing the Root Glacier Pools

The Root Glacier, the ancient conveyor of ice, recedes near McCarthy.  This part of the glacier is covered with moraine - rocky debris scraped from the mountains at it’s source.  Underneath this debris lays the actual white ice most people associate with glaciers.  The toe of the glacier, as it’s called, is a wild place... Continue Reading →

The Moose Pond

The "moose pond" is a seasonal branch of the Kennicott River. This is a popular swimming spot for humans and moose alike. This picture was taken during a rare moment of calm water. When not rippled by the wind, peppered by mosquito, or disturbed by rain, the pond reflects the Bonanza Ridge and Porphory Mountain... Continue Reading →

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