US-Alaska

 

 Mount McKinley (Denali)

Mount McKinley (Denali)

Seeing the aurora was one of my dreams . It’s not just about a place that is very far from my home , very cold, but also the right time . It is half calculation, half luck

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When I visited the United States, my friend gave me a birthday present trip to Alaska

seward highway

seward highway

Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent. Bordering the state to the east is Yukon, a Canadian territory, and the Canadian province of British Columbia, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia (specifically, Siberia) further west across the Bering Strait (Wikipedia)

anchorage

anchorage

Though winter was almost over, we insisted to visit Alaska to catch the aurora borealis. And although only a small possibility of seeing the aurora, since the forecast auroral activity for that time only low, but we decided to try our luck in 3 days in Alaska

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We flew to anchorage and the weather seemed unfriendly . Anchorage  is the northernmost city in the United States with more than 100,000 residents

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

We drove to Fairbanks to chase the aurora. Fairbanks is second largest city in Alaska, 359 miles from Anchorage, lying less than 120 miles (190 km) south of the Arctic Circle (wikipedia)

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the sky was cloudy

anchorage

anchorage

healy

healy

Surprisingly , a few miles ahead of Fairbanks , the sky became clear , and the sun came out …I was in the northernmost city on earth I have ever visited

fairbanks

fairbanks

Before the middle of the night , we went to Ester Dome , one of the best places to see the aurora in Fairbanks . Suddenly I saw the green light in the sky .. Aurora !  finally ! Thank God . I am the luckiest woman in the world hehe .

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My trip to Alaska was one of the best and unforgettable trip I’ve ever done. Being in Alaska itself was amazing and the aurora was an incredible bonus . And I was also lucky to see Mount McKinley (Denali) clearly, the highest mountain in North America

This is the best birthday present I ever had…. thanks

 

DENALI NATIONAL PARK

mt denali

mt denali

Mount McKinley, [native name Denali ,”The High One”) is the highest mountain peak in North America, with a summit elevation of 20,237 feet (6,168 m) above sea level, located in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, USA (wikipedia)

denali national park

denali national park

ANCHORAGE-SEWARD HIGHWAY

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WHITTIER

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PORTAGE GLACIER

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2 thoughts on “US-Alaska

  1. Thank you for the opportunity to see some truly amazing photographs. And yes you were twice blessed first to see Denali and second to view the Northern Lights. Do come back again so more of Alaska will be captured through your wonderful photographs.

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