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« on: February 16, 2019, 06:15:24 PM »

The other day turned out cold, but beautiful, so I took a drive to the Hatcher Pass Recreational Area, about 20 miles from our house.  This is a shot of the Hatcher Pass Lodge.  Although it looks closed for the winter, it's actually open year round.  In the winter they accommodate skiiers and snow machiners.  We used to ride the bikes up here frequently because the road is so much fun to ride--twisty, uphill, down hill.  The Lodge is located at 3886 feet above sea level.  I liked the contrast of the red buildings against the white snow and the blue sky



Here's another shot from a different angle


This is looking to the southeast, over Palmer, in the Matanuska Valley, and the Chugach Mountains in the background.  Unfortunately I couldn't do anything about the haze.  I don't think even a haze filter in an image editing program could eliminate this.  Gives it sort of a dramatic look, though.


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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2019, 06:41:17 PM »

Very nice pics Greg.   Winter up there is beautiful.  Down here in the city of Chicago dirty snow, salty white streets and lot s and lots of pot holes. Not to mention the temperature changes one day below zero the next in the forties. Ugh. 

Thanks for sharing. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2019, 08:05:19 PM »

Very nice pics Greg.   Winter up there is beautiful.  Down here in the city of Chicago dirty snow, salty white streets and lot s and lots of pot holes. Not to mention the temperature changes one day below zero the next in the forties. Ugh. 

Thanks for sharing. 

Thanks.  I have a friend who lives in the Chicago area and he keeps me informed as to the weather going on there.  He's 85 and I think the nasty winter weather is having quite the negative effect on his joints.

Hatcher Pass is one of my favorite places.  On a sunny day, it is spectacular there.  I like to go up there and take pictures from time to time, and in the summer when the wildflowers are blooming, there's lots of them along the road going up there, so I'll go up and try for some wild flower pics.
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2019, 09:33:29 PM »

Great pics! How icy are the roads for riding around this time of the year? I been on my bike for the past two days, but that's probably all all get compared to the next week.

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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2019, 09:41:25 PM »

Great pics! How icy are the roads for riding around this time of the year? I been on my bike for the past two days, but that's probably all all get compared to the next week.

- Wolf

Well, I wouldn't break out the bike for a winter ride up here, although there are times when at least some of the roads are dry enough to ride on, but it's the side streets and roads that stay slick.  There are times when you might go out if you ride a trike.  Right now it's 8 degrees out.  Too cold for me, even if the streets were dry.  besides,it's started snowing this morning.  Give it another 8 weeks and riding season will be upon us.
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2019, 02:24:16 AM »

Great shots. First two are very patriotic!!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2019, 06:43:37 AM »

Great shots. First two are very patriotic!!!

Yup, I was thinking the same thing... Red, White, and Blue.
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2019, 09:46:39 AM »

Great shots. First two are very patriotic!!!

Hey, cool.  I hadn't thought of it that way.
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