Photo of Wrangell Mountains

Black and white photo of an unnamed peak, in winter snow, and boreal forest, wintertime, near the Lakina River, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Photo of Wrangell Mountains in winter

A short ski trip in March through the Wrangell Mountains after a snowstorm came through the area. I’ve now hiked up, across and down, skied up and down, snowshoed up, and packrafted down the Lakina River. It’s a pretty neat area in the park, accessible, yet big enough that it’s not over-visited. The area has some spectacular views of the bigger mountains, Mt. Blackburn and Castle Mountain that will simply take your breath away.

This trip I’d brought my camera along, but wasn’t really sure what I was looking for. But the light and dark of this mountain really caught my eye, and I played with a number of compositions and ideas before finding what really held my attention best. Sometimes photography is a game, I think, and the more we allow ourselves to just sit with something, to play with it, the more rewarding it becomes. Great fun.

A black and white photo of an unnamed peak, in winter snow, and the boreal forest (largely White spruce), near the Lakina River, Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

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