Mt Porphyry, Wrangell-St. Elias, winter

Mt. Porphyry at sunset, wintertime, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Hey Folks,

This photo was taken from the Kennicott River. The mountain is Mt. Porphyry, the backdrop for the small town of McCarthy in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. This cold winter afternoon I skied up the river, waited for sunset, and shot images of the snow covered boulders in the riverbed, as the mountain wrapped itself in the evening alpenglow. The peak creeping into the frame on the right, behind Porphyry, is Sourdough Peak. Soon after this photo was taken, the light faded and I skied back to the shack, stoked up the fire and enjoyed a tasty pasta supper. A nice end to a simple day.



4 thoughts on “Mt Porphyry, Wrangell-St. Elias, winter

  1. Mark

    Looks like kinda a low angle here Carl. Are you sure you didn’t fall into some crevice and were just snapping pics until someone came and pulled you out?

  2. Carl D Post author

    Hey Mark,


    no .. the snow had no crust though, so i was pretty deep in it .. post-holing thru waist deep powder wears me out fast.



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