Thompson Pass in Winter

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 50D
12965784/1000000 sec. / ISO 320
State/Province/Region
Alaska
Nearest Area
Glennallen
Town
Valdez
Brief Directions

North on Parks Highway out of Anchorage, east on Glenn Highway, south on Richardson Highway.

Notes

Check ahead to see if Pass is open during winter.

Description

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.

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Date Added
March 31, 2017
Date Taken
March 31, 2017

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