Valdez in Spring can be quite stunning when it lifts its veil!
Mt. O'Neil and Child's Glacier with the Copper River in front, with Dwarf Fire weed in the foreground
Mt. O"Neil and Child's Glacier with the Copper River flowing past. Scale is always hard to see in Alaska, the river is over a 1/4 mile wide and the glacal face is 300 to 400 feet high.
Miles Glacier taken from the Million Dollar Bridge over the Copper River. At this point the glacier is about 5 miles away falling out of the Wrangell-St. Elias mountains.
The falls at Valdez Narrows. The falls come from the side of Shoup Glacier high on the mountain into the narrows that separate Port Valdez from Valdez Arm, all a part of Prince William Sound.
A fishing boat leave Valdez into the fog over Port Valdez. The picture was taken very early in the morning an hour or so before sunrise.
Worthington Glacier in spring. The glacier is not really visible in spring, buried by the 90 feet or so of snow the area receives every year.
Thompson Pass in spring. The stanchions along the road are for the snow plows to keep track of where the road is when the snow gets very deep.