That was about 20 years ago when my friend, the late Dave Gahm, and I decided to see how far we could get into the East Fork of the Eklutna River drainage.
What I learned most from these and other photographers was that for them, it's all about light. They are obsessed with it.
Winter sun is a guaranteed energy and morale booster. Even on short December days, a person can still feel some heat from our glorious sun.
And over the past two years, more than 400 have made the pilgrimage to 4,148-foot Gold Star Peak on 46 separate hikes.
The trail up Bear Mountain from Peters Creek Valley was just below freezing and travel over the hardened ground was easy.
Alpine Paradise: People have described the Lost Lake area as a “touch of heaven,” and it’s easy to understand why.
Rarely have I ever been able to beat Mother Nature at its weather game. But on September 17th, I came as close as I ever have.
I thought the smoky air might cause irritation, but it didn’t bother the group as we worked our way upward and past the April Bowl’s tarns.
I’ve believe there are no words to describe the mind-blowing spectacle of the Exit Glacier ramping up to Harding Ice Field’s ocean of ice.
I find low-angled trails that would still take me into the mountains. Here are some relatively easy trails for summer and fall hiking.