Moon Rise

Moon Rise

The moon was rising above the mountain range while the sun was setting over the farms on my right… such a precious moment! I wish days like today would last forever and ever…

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Peace Piece

Peace Piece

I was so focused on climbing up, untill my bare face could no longer handle going against the wind without a little breather; then I turned around facing the direction the wind was blowing… The journey is the destination! Sometimes I really need to remind myself that it is not just about getting to a peak, but also find joy along the way. So blessed that I did not miss out this view! =)

Chugach Mountains

Chugach Mountains

The feeling I get while standing on a mountain top is very addictive. And the human body is way more capable than I would have thought once I take fear out of the equation.

The climate in the mountains these days is not something I have ever experienced nor knew how to prepare myself for prior the hike. I wanted to give up twice while attempting the peak; but the camera in my backpack certainly motivated me to at least try to go up as much as I could.

Then before I knew I was only a roughly 15-yard frozen snow field away from the peak. I had this fear of avalanches rushing into my head there then, which hesitated me for a least a minute. But I pushed it through.

This was not my first time standing on this mountain top, but it was my first time in term of rock climbing up for the most part and fighting against the high wind throughout. I am proud of myself for not giving up!

Mountain Top

There was everything but snow during last weekend’s hike. The autumn leaves have pretty much all fallen off by now… I reckon winter is on its way to Alaska.

Those fresh snow on the mountain tops, and a hint of baby blue in the sky. It is just so breathtakingly beautiful, isn’t it? I hope the weather will hold up for a bit longer as I am not ready to stop hiking just yet.

Mountain Top