Thompson Pass on the Richardson Highway in southeast central Alaska takes the traveler up 2805 ft. in elevation. To give sense of size, there is a semi with dual tankers in the lower left hand corner. The surrounding peaks rise up over a thousand feet higher into the cold Alaskan sky. The scenery is amazing and surreal, in the spring sun, bright snow can be blinding. The wind can be treacherous, this day, the gusts were up to 65 mph, and often, the pass is closed for snow removal. It is definitely a trip worth taking for those who visit Alaska.