Odd Pictures from Trout Streams
These odds and ends didn't fit into any of my other categories. Sometimes a really weird (or slightly twisted) picture opportunity presents itself and it's hard to can't pass it up. I think the oddest picture so far was the crayfish that grabbed my nymph and held on long enough for the camera.
Aurora over the Arctic Oven tent at USFWS sheefish camp. Not pictured: the wolf howling in the background as I took this picture.
Date AddedDec 23, 2014
Beginning of Alpine Creek
Date AddedDec 20, 2014
CameraCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
This is my friend Brad
's English Setter named Penny, framed against a sunset during the short drive between landings after a float trip.
This is one of my favorite pictures -- I think it really captures the character of the place. This is the view from the south of Sukakpak Mountain, a prominent landmark on the south side of the Brooks Range. The Dalton Highway winds in an arc around Sukapak, providing very different views from different angles.
Helpful husky. Taiga wanted to spend the whole evening swimming in tight circles around me.
Date AddedAug 3, 2013
CameraCanon PowerShot D10
Snowden Mountain in the Brooks Range, viewed here from the north, is one of the most impressive peaks along the Dalton Highway. It's coloration is striking in the evening light out of the west.
The Gulkana Glacier is an iconic landmark for north-bound travelers (or, I suppose, south-bound travelers looking north) on the Richardson Highway. Thankfully, its silty runoff drains not into the Gulkana River drainage but into Phelan Creek in the Yukon drainage instead.
Here's a panorama of the Wrangell Mountains, viewed from a pullout overlooking Willow Lake along the Richardson Highway near Glennallen, Alaska. A day this clear is rare, and the view is spectacular. You have to view it full-sized to begin to appreciate what it's like scanning this range with binoculars.