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A Fat Old lady Takes Up Climbing
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The last time I came up north to see Denali, there was no sign of her from the ground, so I went flightseeing for the view. With clear skies predicted, I hoped to get a good view this time without having to sprout wings, and I was not disappointed. It was a very pleasant overnight camping trip with my dog, Jascha and my traveling cat, Angel. All the small pix have links to larger versions with better resolution. Also see images from the following week in the links below the collage.
Images from Glen Alps, September 12:
Overlook to the city on a crisp fall day
Some old friends from Fairbanks, currently living in Iowa, contacted me to say that they were going to be stopping over in Whittier on a long cruise to the Far East. Since they had several hours and the weather was inexplicaply nice-- that's rarely the case in Whittier-- I took them up the Portage Pass Trail nearby. We took along some snacks and also enjoyed the berry bounty provided by Mother Nature. It was great to catch up with their activities as we chatted along the way. It was a lovely hike in beautiful conditions with delightful companions. Click the thumbnails and other links to see them bigger.
More images from Whittier and Portage Pass:
The cruise ship docked just after midnight; this is a hand-held
shot of the night lights.
Additional September scenes:
A snowstorm dusted the mountains by Anchorage on the Autumnal
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