Alaska Day 3: Chugach National Forest

Today was my last day of my all-too-brief visit with dear friends John & Heather. I was fortunate enough to get a tour of the stunning Chugach National Forest south of Anchorage, where we explored a few trails and drove to various scenic vistas. The weather was amazing, in the high 30s; sunny yet still quite invigorating for this coastal Texas boy (I consider anything under 45f “freezing”). We took the Seward Highway from Anchorage around the fjord-like Turnagain Arm toward the town of Hope, Alaska. The morning fog soon lifted to reveal brilliant cloud-dotted blue skies. Heavenly.

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Alaska Day 1: Hatcher Pass

I’m here in Alaska visiting old friends who have been gracious enough to plan some excursions for me. Today we made our way up Highway 3 to Hatcher Pass. There we took a day hike up past Independence Mine to Gold Cord Lake. The views were breathtaking. Once we got higher up it started snowing and it was just a beautiful scene at the lake. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day. Tap/Click on any image to start a slideshow.