Hatcher Pass, AK in Autumn

Amazing how much a few months can change a place.  This is the same mountain pass from the previous post.  Definitely a different feel from when its not encased in 10 feet of snow, and made for a much more enjoyable hiking.

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Not sure where the pooch came from, but it was nice to have some company for bit til she trotted off down the mountain.

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I found her people but she went off exploring the mountain on her own.  I need a mountain dog…

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This guy’s got alpine travel figured out.  I think when my knee finally goes I’m gonna go this route.

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Sketchy crossings,  no problem for the slow and steady…

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Autumn found in pockets amongst the pine.  There were also entire mountainsides which were a blanket of yellow birch and spruce.

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I’d been on the road for a week at this point, and hadn’t found a shower in awhile.  This is me, debating whether to brave the cold and take a bath in this lovely little alpine lake… Frigid but completely worth it.

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Nice little ptarmigan, funny little birds and not in the least bit shy.

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Random Roadtripping Pt. 1

I’m going to be playing catchup with the next few posts.  Finally got around to working a bunch of images from some wandering around I did last year, I just kept on traveling and was so busy shooting I never found time to work the backlog.  

 A foggy night at the Umpqua Lighthouse, Oregon
 An old dancehall in an abandoned amusement park, Central PA
 A few from Crater Lake, OR
 Many forest fires raging through SW Washington
 Lighting flashes as the clouds open up an isolated rainstorm
 Crop burns and hundred of geese coming in for a landing
 High atop the Columbia River Valley, OR
 Striated land shows just how series the drought has become in Southern California
 My buddy Banks perched atop Sequoia’s infamous Mono Rock
 The ascent up Mono Rock
 Just down the other side of the Sierra’s are the strange tufa formations of Mono Lake
 QueensBridge’s Finest
My favorite barn in the Palouse, WA