Josh Hejl photography » Alaska Portrait Photography

 

Here in the driest state in the USA we don’t have too many floods. A few flashy ones now and then but they come and go in a blur. Spring in AK, or breakup as it’s called, always brings standing water to the valleys as it rushes out of the mountains and melts from the sometimes huge snowbanks. These meltdowns lead to a variety of opportunities for the locals, most of whom decide to thrash their 4-wheel drive rigs.

An epic puddle formed near my moms house and we saw the opportunity to canoe through the forest like Amazonia’s, National Geographic take that. If only we had been spear hunting as well!

It was other-worldly traveling above the forest floor in 5-10′ of water. Above all the sticker bushes and devils club.

As usual when Maggie is involved, everyone wanted to join in the fun! Trend setters.

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Finally an update from the quiet side of space. Some images from Alaska last summer. (yep 2013)

I was coming off a skiing injury, so rehab was happening. I managed to fit in 2 days of mediocre and painful skiing in Hatcher Pass. My favorite place on earth?

Being that it was spring in AK, the mountains were falling down, more than 50% daylight leads to a lack of freezing at night and lots of avalanches and rock fall, Fun!

We mortals trod carefully and avoided getting swept away. Jeff put himself right in the mix and got pushed a bit, spring fever? No photos of that unfortunately.

 

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