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Breakup – Cross Country Skiing

Backcountry cross country skiing, along the Kennecott River, near McCarthy, springtime, breakup, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Hey Folks,

Cross Country skiing this spring along the Kennecott River. This is why they call this time of year (April) ¬†“breakup”. This spring was probably some of the funnest times I’ve had in a long time. What a great time and place!

You might notice my hip new Karhu 10th Mountain XCD backcountry skis. All I can say about ’em is these skis ROCK!!! Continue reading

Sunset over Kennicott River.

Sunset over Kennicott River, Wrangell - St. Elias, winter, Alaska.

Hey Folks,

A sunset over the Kennicott River. This photo was taken probably  less than 100 yards from the shaq. The day had been cloudy and not too promising, and as I was returning from a ski down the river, the clouds started to break up. So I motored on home, grabbed my camera and headed back over to this spot for the photo. this is right at the edge of the boreal forest and open riverbed, making a nice blend for the view. The mountains to the south are the eastern end of the Chugach Mountains. Winter is simply another world in the park Рway too cool.

Cheers

Carl

Mt Porphyry, Wrangell – St. Elias, winter

Mt. Porphyry at sunset, wintertime, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Hey Folks,

This photo was taken from the Kennicott River. The mountain is Mt. Porphyry, the backdrop for the small town of McCarthy in Wrangell – St. Elias National Park. This cold winter afternoon I skied up the river, waited for sunset, and shot images of the snow covered boulders in the riverbed, as the mountain wrapped itself in the evening alpenglow. The peak creeping into the frame on the right, behind Porphyry, is Sourdough Peak. Soon after this photo was taken, the light faded and I skied back to the shack, stoked up the fire and enjoyed a tasty pasta supper. A nice end to a simple day.

Cheers

Carl