Posts Tagged ‘Alaska

09
Jun
17

Brooding sky…

“Open your eyes, boy. Your eyes. Open your eyes and no more turn aside and brood.”

Will Christopher Baer, Penny Dreadful

06
Jun
17

approaching the wild…

“To me, a wilderness is where the flow of wildness is essentially uninterrupted by technology; without wilderness the world is a cage.” David Brower

02
Jun
17

Leaving Katlian Bay…

near Sitka, Alaska. A backwater for crabbing, streams full of salmon and bears.

01
Jun
17

gnarly tree…

high above Sitka, Alaska.

30
May
17

passing by…

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26
May
17

Across Sitka Sound (Alaska)…

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24
May
17

Mt. Edgecumb across Sitka Sound…

in Alaska. The Tlingit people called the sacred mountain, L’ux, which meant ‘to flash’. Spanish explorer Bodega and English explorer named the mountain Mount de San Jacinto and Mount Edgecumbe. Explorer Vancouver repeated the name in his records and the name stayed.




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