So I've identified a place in town that offers an excellent view of the nearby Alaska Range mountains (when the weather cooperates). I've been there several times since its so easy to get to, but I've been a little focused on the most visible mountains, the Eastern Alaska Range mountains. As it turns out, you can also see the great Denali from my viewpoint... barely.
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My first thought when I saw it was "is that a cloud?" Understandably, I was a little disappointed with the view for this particular mountain.
SO, today I explored a small mountain, called Ester Dome, near town which just so happened to have a considerably better view of the Tall One...
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Not too bad of a view for an object that is about 150 miles away! Also note how both photos have golden light horizons. The first was taken about an hour after sunrise, and the second was taken 2 hours later (one hour before sunset). This is what the sky looks like all day long (or short, I guess? the Sun is only up for 4 hours at this point in the year.)