That's Glacier River on the right and Koyukuk on the left.
That's real pretty but it's not Frigid Crags. That's Boreal Mt. Frigid crags is to the left out of the picture.
Love your gallery, Thank You for your comments.. Dave and Maggie
Beautiful scene, the lighting is perfect F&L.. Dave and Maggie,,,can't say that I know Carl adn Dinni? Perhaps I should?
That's Boreal Mt. behind our camp...the eastern side of the "Gates" to the Arctic.
There are a lot of bears in Yukon so the chances are very good of seeing one. Especially if you are canoeing down the Yukon River.
From the train in July of 1970
Meant to get back to you a year or more ago. Saw a dozen Musk Oxen including two battling near camp (albeit rather laid back battling). Including my recon of Angiaak Pass, was out July 29 - Sept 2 with a crew of six on the river and four in the mountains (I was the only one to do both). Did the second trip connecting the Noatak to the Kobuk this past July 25 - Aug 24 alone. Black Bears stole a boot and a Griz ambushed me in the canoe on the upper Reed below Angiaak Pass. Very exciting. Alaska Magazine running short story on it in May issue this year.
I took this picture in late June of 2013. There had been some flooding again that Spring which caused damage in Eagle, Circle and especially Galena. Didn't look to me to be any obvious damage to the place pictured. It is a pretty but dangerous place to build a big homestead. The silt banks are low and caving into the river and it is right in a tight corner with Calico Bluff downstream. Kind of place like Eagle town for the ice to jam up and cause flooding every year...
Just read an article in Alaska Dispatch says this is actually an underground shale fire putting out a load of sulpurous gas. It ignited in october 2012 and been burning and stinking up the neighborhood ever since. People in Eagle got their undies in a wad about it....