Miles of pristine highway was leading us north toward our destination, but where was everyone? Something seemed off in all of this.
Working with the team members of the Alaska Volcano Observatory team as they studied Mt. Iliamna was not only a learning experience but we walked away with new friends.
Somehow this seasonal road that connects the entrance to Mt. Rainier and Gifford Pinchot National Forest has stayed off my radar. What a shame, because it has quite a few surprises.
Where does a dead whale go? After death, if the carcass ends up on a beach, it plays an important role in its surrounding terrestrial ecosystem.
80 percent of animals sampled carried bacteria that were resistant to an antibiotic, and more than 50 percent carried bacteria that were resistant to multiple antibiotics.
The entire time we were photographing on the riverbed we could hear the whistles and shouts from a group on the bridge. We found out 3 kids had wandered off on their own and hadn’t been seen for the last half hour.
Despite the foulness riding the breeze from the south, curiosity kept us moving forward. We knew we had to be close to our target.
Legend has it that an outlaw called Dirty Thompson is responsible for building Stump House. It looks more like Bilbo Baggins abode.
Once again we were blessed with some outstanding weather and we had the bonus of watching the opening of Pacific Halibut and all the serious anglers heading out beyond James Island.
A visit to Lake Sylvia State Park and finding it’s unique waterfall is a good reminder that you don’t always need to travel great distances to find natural wonder and beauty.