Sunday, November 9, 2008

Akaska sunday XXX

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Hiking Central Alaska
in July

You can see some beautiful sights in Alaska by Cruise Ship, Train, Air, or Car. But the real Alaska is best explored by foot. You don't have to take a 5 day back pack to experience this. Find a safe parking spot, get out your little day pack or fanny pack, take some water and a power bar, and find a trail (or not) and go. You don't have to walk far to experience the quiet and what it must have been like for the first explorers. If you are a birder, don't forget the binoculars and a lightweight field guide. You are going to see something new (guaranteed). Tree lines for 'song birds', scrub for sparrows, open hillsides for ptarmigan, lakes and pot holes for waterbirds.

Oh! Don't forget the camera with lots of film or big digital cards and the Alaska butterfly guide. You probably won't get close enough to the butterflies to photograph them.

The most obvious reason for hiking is that photo opportunities abound everywhere.
Today's post is three scenic photos taking while hiking Central Alaska.



Typical Central Alaska
South Central



Open Hillsides
North Central,
Higher Altitude




After 1AM
Don't get caught out too late!
Even though the sky may be bright after midnight,
the trails are hard to see
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Don't forget to click on the Photos for full page views.
Leave a comment.
Have you been there and how did you travel?
Are you planning to go? Plan ahead!

Photos by Troy and Martha
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13 comments:

willow said...

I have never been, but would love to visit some day! I would adore those cool temps. Stunning photos!

Gretchen said...

That is so gorgeous! I can't even imagine seeing those scenes in person.

Doug Taron said...

I would love to hike in that part of the world some time. I really liked the middle picture.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Fantastic photographs.. and one day, Alaska may be in our plans.
~Michele~

kjpweb said...

What can I say - glorious as always!
Cheers, Klaus

Gaelyn said...

Outstanding photos in an amazing landscape.
Alaska is on my bucket list.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

I try never to say "never," and I certainly would love to see a lot of Alaska. However, it's highly unlikely that I'll do so. Fortunately, I can experience some of the state's natural beauty through looking a wonderful photos such as yours. Thanks for sharing.

Shellmo said...

I will dream now about Alaska's landscapes - wonderful photos once again! We are on the 2 year plan to visit Alaska.
Step 1 - Save Money so we can spend 3 weeks there!

AphotoAday said...

Would love to explore like you did...
I keep hearing that the various flying insects are pretty bad in Alaska -- I am such a light-weight when it comes to stuff like that...

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That's good country up there ... I was recently in Big Thicket region of Texas ... probably nice to get out of the box and up in another big state: Alaska can keep you busy.

fishing guy said...

Troy: That first shot almost looks surreal. I just love it.

T and S said...

All the three images are awesome captures, the 1am image is my pick. This place is any photographers paradise...Thomas

Kathiesbirds said...

I could just fall into that photo of South Central Alsaka and disappear, it is so beautiful!