A beautiful day for a hike above Eklutna Lake. This was the first pano of six. It was taken below the cloudline on our way up to Pepper Peak. On this hike we ran into countless song birds, ptarmigan, and more than 50 Dall sheep.
Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area. It is situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent, with Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia further west across the Bering Strait. Approximately half of Alaska's 710,231 residents (as per the 2010 United States Census) live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska is the least densely populated state of the U.S.Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska