The Alaska Range is kind of like a box of chocolates: You never know what you’re going to get. I’m speaking of the weather, of course. Being right in the middle of three major weather flow patterns that blow in from the Bering Sea, the Gulf of Alaska and the East, it’s pretty much a target for any kind of possible weather, just about any time of the year. During our eleven day trip, which was cut down to seven days due to three and a half days of unflyable weather, we experienced fog and rain every single day, with scattered patches of sunshine and blue sky, otherwise known as “Sucker Holes,” and even some snow.
I’ll post a complete trip report here in a few days, but for now, here are a few shots to entice.
(Eric Parsons throwing the rappel rope- Descending from The Throne, Pika Glacier, Alaska)
(Eric Parsons rappelling from the top of The Throne, Pika Glacier, Alaska)
(Fog rolling into the Pika Glacier past The Royal Tower, Little Switzerland, Alaska)
Below is a near 360 degree panorama taken from the top of The Throne. This image was stitched together in Adobe Photoshop CS3 from five individual images using the “Photomerge” command, and then exported using the “Zoomify” command.