Gates of the Arctic, Shangri-La, Thunder Valley

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Comments (6)

David Bakken on November 24, 2008

Simply incredible. "Shangri-La" indeed.

tnbriggs on June 19, 2014

Is the name Shangri-la derived from a description of this place as such in Joe McGinnis' book "Going to Extremes"? Read it years ago and always wondered what the place really looked like.

kiwi_outdoors on November 15, 2014

Thanks for posting this picture - we read about it in Joe McGuiness book, now we can see it without trampling the flora and fauna.

Doug Adams on April 9

Appreciate the comment. It was a trip of a lifetime but it came at quite a cost.

Doug Adams on April 9

It was late June and early July, 2006.

Doug Adams on April 9

Yes, it was the McGinnis book. Sorry for the delayed answer!

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  • Uploaded on April 6, 2008
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    by Doug Adams
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FX01
    • Taken on 2006/06/25 14:34:55
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    • F/Stop: f/7.100
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