Alatna River Valley, Gates of the Arctic
Photograph by Michael Christopher Brown, National Geographic
“I paddled across this deep, slow-moving river in my small pack raft,” says adventurer Andrew Skurka. The Alatna meanders south from the Gates of the Arctic National Park.
Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.
“View above Botnar Hut during the Laugavegur trek in my Workshop in Iceland. June 2011 - 20-29.
There’s an unspeakable feeling floating around.. This was almost night, a sort of long blue hour with ominous clouds and a very quiet atmosphere. I was standing in front of this Immense glacier, quite close to the Eyjafjallajökull volcano.. Covered with layers of Ashes..”