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The Peak, Closer


The Peak, Closer

Still looking for Its name, above the arctic circle near atigun pass. I did not go further north on this trip, it was late fall and a snow storm was following us north . I did not want to get trapped in the pass.



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Sounds a bit scarey, GT :)

1 Jan, 2010

 

it looks so different to our landscape....such a rugged but stunning place...

2 Jan, 2010

 

Very impressive looking....

2 Jan, 2010

 

Certainly wise of you to stay out of the pass...these shots remind me of the Rockies but I know that the Brooks range is even more impressive...the mountains up there are just so magnificent...I loved seeing the ones around Ketchikan and I know they are nothing in comparison...but so gorgeous. Alaska is so amazing...

2 Jan, 2010

 

Great Scenery....How old this this Pic?

2 Jan, 2010

 

Great pictures as always GT, A happy New Year to you!

3 Jan, 2010

 

It's odd for someone from the East, like me, to think that there are areas of the northwest that never had glaciation... I would like to see the Plasser (sp?) belt.

3 Jan, 2010

 

Thank you all for commenting. :-) It is very stark and raw up there, very big feeling it leaves with you. The other side of the pass is above the hemispheric treeline, just flat tundra for miles to the arctic ocean.

Cat, We have very different ranges from one another, those big coastal ranges in Southeast are very impressive and filled with bright glacier. These are carpeted in tundra and lack the snow build up to really have alot of glacier remaining.

This photo is 10 years old Deida, taken on a trip in 1999.

Happy New Years to you Rbtkew. :-)

Lori, I'll look into the Plasser belt, I don't know what that is off hand. This is all glacier carved, and there are some still in the range, but none to see from here.

5 Jan, 2010

 

Sorry Gt...I guess I'm thinking of areas much farther south.. the Plasser belt is.in the southwest corner (I think) of the Yukon. will take a moment to get my facts straight...but I'll give you the lowdown on it.

5 Jan, 2010

 

I guess I should have checked my spelling...it should be spelled Placer...which is an ancient sluice method of mining alluvia for (in this case) gold. There is a large mining company called Placer Dome in British Columbia. The Placer Lode is a crescent shaped bed of alluvial soil from the glaciers...and the area in Yukon is one of the few parts of the Canadian north that escaped glaciation...I thought that the present glaciers in that part of Alaska (tho ancient) were not part of the larger ice sheet that once weighed down and scratched clean the Canadian Shield.

5 Jan, 2010

 

Very stark but magnificent. WHenever I go up to high places it always makes me feel so very small.

6 Jan, 2010



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