Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Alaskan Coast

Impressive mountain ranges form much of the western coast of Alaska. The mountains seem to rise right out of the ocean. From an absolute standard, they aren't very high, but they are snow-covered and rugged. I try to imagine what these mountains would look like if they were in Arizona or Utah, but all I can see in my mind is rocks and desert. Don't get me wrong. I live on the doorstep of the Wasatch Mountains right now, but the snow hasn't come and they still look like big piles of gravel with a few rocks. There are majestic views in both Arizona and Utah where winter snows make the mountains look impressive, but this photo was taken in the middle of the summer, when snow in both Utah and Arizona is merely a dream.

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