Alaska - Hatcher, Turnagain, Thompson
I had the pleasure to sped a week in Alaska's south central "low lying" mountains. While I was there, Turnagain was mostly wet and warm, so we escaped to Hatcher and eventually Thompson Pass. Thompson Pass was a dream and we were lucky to have great conditions to ski some classic lines and see the incredible ski terrain out there.
I wrote a story that includes links to trip reports for each tour and summarizes lessons learned from the trip. Hopefully this inspires some others to head north or at least virtually brings them along for the ride.
Here are a few photos for teasers:
Gazing off into the infinite terrain around Thompson Pass.
Skiing wonderful powder near the Snowbird Hut in the Talkeetnas.
Skiing off the lofty Diamond Peak near Thompson.
Evening from the harbor in Valdez.
Starting our final descent on the Bomber Traverse.