Springtime in Alaska

Shot at Independence Mine State Park in Alaska. I took a drive through Badger Pass and walked around the snow fields in Independence Mine State Park.  It looked like a mythical alpine village in some  ways, but it was very real.  It's springtime here in Alaska, and it most certainly is not 40 below like the song says.  It was actually probably 40 degrees above zero (or more) in this spot...which made me a little nervous walking on the packed down snow without snow shoes.  But I made it, sticking mostly to the parts where the cross country skiers go, and only once or twice taking a step where the snow went past my knees.  There were lots of other people around, enjoying the nice day.  It was fun.1-5