Thursday, April 8, 2010

Just another mountain...




Having played road warrior last week with two trips from Anchorage to Chicken, I had the opportunity to snap a few pictures of the Chugach, Wrangell and Alaska mountain ranges. I made frequent stops, which is not my normal routine, and took a lot of pictures. It's easy to make the 400 mile trip and focus on the road and my thoughts, but not so easy to drive a fully loaded truck pulling a fully loaded trailer over windy, mountainous, frost heave roads while trying to take in every bit of scenery that is offered. Fortunately, there is not too much traffic this time of year, so I didn't cause any road rage playing tourist. I have driven this stretch of road with its incredible mountain vistas over 100 times, but rarely stopped more than a few times each trip. Last week I must have made nearly 100 stops as I had that many photos when I got home. It's a pretty incredible drive and even more so when one takes the time to really take it in....

5 comments:

  1. I love it: stopping to smell the wild roses before they are even blooming. You make a great point. The road often ends before we take the pictures we always intended to stop and take. God bless the photographer!

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  2. Great photos! Keep up the good work and know that you have a very appreciative group of folks who enjoy your postings.

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  3. Amazing sceneries, very captivating. I've never been to the Alaska mountains not much of an adventure guy but this post is tempting, too tempting!

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  4. Awesome! whoever photographed those pictures deserves appreciation. People around the world wants to explore Alaska, its one of the best holiday destinations in the world.

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  5. Excellent photography... from the SW to the Alaskan mountains. Thanks for the beauty.

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