Archive for the ‘Winter’ Category

Anything winter related – Alaska winters, like any winters of the circumpolar Great North, are a thing unto themselves. This section relates to all things winter, photos of Alaska winter scenes, snowshoeing and skiing, and a whole bunch more.

Image of the Month – January, 2013

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013
The Milky Way, as seen over the Copper River, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

The Milky Way, as seen over the Copper River, Wrangell – St. Elias National Park, Alaska. Please click on the image above to view a larger version of this photo.

 

Hey Folks,

Welcome to 2013. Here’s a photo of the Milky Way, towering high over the Copper River, Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Standing outside at minus 40degrees to shoot at night here is a chore, but a pretty amazing experience all the same.

Wishing you all a great year.

Cheers

Carl

2012 – A Year in Alaska in 8 minutes

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

An Expeditions Alaska Video Review

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Happy Holidays – from Expeditions Alaska

Saturday, December 15th, 2012
Evening light on a winter Black spruce tree in Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Evening light on a winter Black spruce tree in Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska

 

Hey Folks,

Just a quick hello, and best wishes to everyone out there for a wonderful holiday season; all the best for a great new year. Enjoy your loved ones.

Be well,

Cheers

Carl

Image of the Month: Alaska northern lights photo

Thursday, May 31st, 2012
Alaska northern lights photo, or aurora borealis.

Alaska northern lights photo, or aurora borealis.

Hey Folks,

From a trip up north in March. I thought the power pole was a nice silhouette against the northern lights, and waited for the brake lights of a car that drove by to add some drama to the foreground. The northern lights came on particularly bright here, briefly, and the only way to add any detail in the foreground was light it up. I liked the drama of the red.

I wanted to get a little tighter on the pole, but the moment only lasted a couple of seconds and it was over.

How’s this work for you?

Cheers

Carl

Image of the Month – Alaska Aurora borealis photo

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
Aurora borealis, or northern lights, winter Alaska.

Aurora borealis, or northern lights, winter Alaska.

Hey Folks

Image of the Month for May (sheesh, is it May already?), 2012 is an Aurora borealis photo from one of the norther lights photo tours earlier this year. We were treated to some great lights, and had a blast watching and photographing the aurora. Good times, and I’m already taking bookings for these trips next year.

Aurora borealis photography is more difficult than most folks expect it to be. it’s challenging, but also an amazing experience. Great fun and what a blast to see this kind of activity!

Cheers

Carl

Image of the Month: Dawn in the Wrangell Mountains

Saturday, April 7th, 2012
The Wrangell Mountains dawn, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

The Wrangell mountains, near Nabesna, catch the first rays of the day. Sunrise near Jack Creek, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Please click on the image above to view a larger version of this photo.

Hey Folks,

Welcome to Expeditions Alaska, the new name for my business, previously Alaskan Alpine Treks. I’ve thought for a long time now about changing the name, so here it is. I’ve still got a few things to tweak over the coming weeks, so if you run across any glitches, please let me know.

This image was taken early one morning on the recent snowshoe/photography trip we took to Wrangell  – St. Elias National Park. The folks who were drawn for the trip, Paul, Doug, Ryan and Jim were great fun, and it was really nice to have such a good troop of folks along.

We were treated to some awesome weather the whole time, which made the trip an easy time, for sure. Sunny skies and very little wind can make March a good time in Alaska.

We snowshoed, no skiing, as the group preferred to hike and photograph rather than ski around. I’ll try to post some more images from the trip soon enough. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this one from one  great morning out near Nabesna.

Oh yes, one more thing to add; I’ll throw up this photo in honor of Anchorage breaking its own record for most snow in a winter. Happened today – Wax ’em up!

Cheers

Carl

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Wrangell – St. Elias Winter Trip

Saturday, March 17th, 2012
Dave and Bob enjoying the afternoon view of the Wrangell Mountains, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Dave and Bob enjoying the afternoon view of the Wrangell Mountains, Wrangell – St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Hey Folks,

Just had 2 great trips, with friends Dave and Bob , followed by an aurora borealis photo tour as well. I’m packing now for a week long trip over to ‘the park’ with Ryan, Doug, Jim and Paul, for the free trip we put together over the winter. It should be a blast, and hopefully we get some days like this one here.

Cheers

Carl

Image of the Month: March Madness

Thursday, March 1st, 2012
Mount Sanford and the Copper River Basin, seen from the Mentasta Mountains, winter, boreal forest, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Mount Sanford and the Copper River Basin, seen from the Mentasta Mountains, winter, boreal forest, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Alaska. Please click on the image above to view a larger version of this photo.

Hey Folks,

It’s here already; March Madness has arrived. a week in Wrangell – St. Elias National Park, a week in central and northern Alaska for the aurora borealis, a week back in Wrangell – St. Elias, and another week touring around skiing. Should be a big one.

Much like Mt. Sanford here. They don’t come too much grander than this mountain. I’ll continue to be offline a bit . then .. I have some HUGE news. See ya in April

Cheers

Carl

Image of the Month: February 2012

Monday, February 6th, 2012
Jenny Creek, near the Savage River, in winter, remains free of ice and flowing, even at minus 40degree F temperatures. Denali National Park and Preserve is a winter wonderland in January, fresh snow and hoar ice blankets the land. Mt. Margaret, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

Jenny Creek, near the Savage River, in winter, remains free of ice and flowing, even at minus 40degree F temperatures. Denali National Park and Preserve is a winter wonderland in January, fresh snow and hoar ice blankets the land. Mt. Margaret, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Please click on the image above to view a larger version of this photo.

Hey Folks,

From my trip to Denali National Park and preserve over the New Year, here’s Mt. Margaret and Jenny Creek, near the Savage River.

Not too many people get to see Denali like this, so it was a real treat to spend some time there. Wonderful trip.

Here’s to a great year.

Cheers

Carl

Wrangell – St. Elias Trip.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
Mt. Sanford photo, at dawn, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Mt. Sanford, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Please click on the image to view a larger version of this photo.

Hey Folks,

Wow, what a great response to this; I so appreciate everyone taking the time to enter, and especially those who shared the offer around the web. Thanks so much.

So, to cut to the chase, I’ll announce the folks who were drawn here:

1) Adam Wolf/Christina Smith

2) Patsy Lascha/Charles Fry

 

Update: Feb 14, 2012. Unfortunately, the above folks had to cancel. I drew names again, and the following people are confirmed and heading up to visit next month:

Ryan Wright, Paul Robison, Jim Wheeler and Doug Garnhart. It should be a blast and I look forward to meeting all these folks.

It was so cool to hear from people with such a clear passion for the great outdoors and particularly for Alaska. This is definitely a special place, and it’s great to see so many people who are attuned to that.

And that’s it. I’ll try to persuade them to maybe send me a photo so I can post it here and you’ll all get to see who these people are. And we’ll definitely have some photos and videos with a full trip report posted in March.

Thanks so much, and I really wish you all a great year for 2012.

Cheers

Carl

PS: Edit, 4pm – Folks, I’ve had a few people email me and ask about an opportunity to book a trip like this as a regular trip. If anyone is interested, please let me know. If we can get a group together, 3 minimum, we can run a trip for about $1000.00 p.p.

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