Porphyry Mountain, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska

Fresh powder snow covers the young spruce along the Kennecott River in winter, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Hey Folks,

Here’s an image I took one of my first afternoons in the park this last time. I headed out from the cabin around 2pm, and took this maybe 45 minutes later.I was back in the cabin by 4pm, well after sunset had faded. The days are getting longer now, and I’m keen to spend some more time poking around the hills seeing what I can find. Hopefully we’ll get some more snow soon, as a few windy nights had blown most of it off the trees and shrubs right before I left. Most of the snow, it seemed, landed on the road, making the drive out somewhat, uhhmm, memorable.

The mountain on the left is Porphyry Mountain, which rises above McCarthy, and that is the tip of Sourdough Peak off in the background, which lies southeast of McCarthy, overlooking the Nizina River before it enters the Chitina River. Sourdough Peak is the one I posted a photo of the rock glacier from recently. The riverbed I’m looking over here is the Kennecott River.



3 thoughts on “Porphyry Mountain, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska

  1. Beth Lunsford

    Great picture. I love the shadows and the undisturbed blanket of snow. And the mountains in the background are a beautiful addition. Great work , as usual!! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bad picture from you. You have a natural talent for bringing the outdoors to life. Have you ever been above the Arctic Circle?? I bet you would have some awesome pictures from there. I’m excited about your Tebay Lakes trip this summer. You should have some awesome pictures from that trip. Since you get to explore places you’ve never been. That will be so cool!!Well, don’t miss my last post on previous page. Take care, as always. Adios!!

  2. Carl Donohue

    Hey Beth

    Thanks so much. But trust me, I’ve taken TONS of bad pictures. WAY, WAY, WAAAYYYY too many. Yeah, I’ve been up abov the arctic circle a few times, and may be up there again this summer, on a trip to ANWR – here’s hoping! 🙂 I’m really looking forward to getting back up to Tebay Lakes and exploring that area more, it’s gorgeous.

    Hey Mark,

    Thanks for the compliment man, I appreciate it. Glad you like reading this nonsense. 🙂



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