Alaska Chugach Mts I
|Copyright: Chuck Kuhn (ckuh55)
|Date Taken: 2009-06-30|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/8000 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-02-25 12:18|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Chugach Mountains of southern Alaska are the northernmost of the several mountain ranges that make up the Pacific Coast Ranges of the western edge of North America. The range is about 500 km (300 mi) long, running generally east-west. Its highest point is Mount Marcus Baker, at 13,176 feet (4,016 m), but most of its summits are not especially high. Even so its position along the Gulf of Alaska ensures more snowfall in the Chugach than anywhere else in the world; an annual average of over 1500 cm (600 in).|
The mountains are protected in the Chugach State Park and the Chugach National Forest. Near to Anchorage, they are a popular destination for outdoor activities. The World Extreme Skiing Championship is held annually in the Chugach near Valdez.
The Richardson Highway, Seward Highway, and the Glenn Highway run through the Chugach Mountains. The tunnel from Portage on the Turn-again Arm of Cook Inlet to Whittier on Passage Canal also provides railroad and automobile access underneath Maynard Mountain to Prince William Sound.
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Once again a breathtaking landscape you share with us. It has such a peaceful feel that surrounds it. I especially like the texture of the water that is seen so beautifully. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
ps. You're photography is *magic*
- [2012-02-25 14:30]
Perfectly composed photo of this gorgeous valley surrounded by majestic snowcapped mountains. Exposure is superb and focus is pin sharp throughout entire image. Looks like a very peaceful place in which you could spend an entire week, yet still not discover all the beauty it has to offer.
beautiful view, photo with wonderful composition!