the problem with Alaska pictures is that they never, never do the reality justice.
we took a short break from packing for a few hours to hike in Hatcher Pass with friends a couple days ago.
it was cold. colder than anticipated.
cold yet stunningly beautiful.
as we hiked through the clouds, I marveled that this magnificence in what is essentially our backyard.
but when I came home and took an initial peek at my photos, I was disappointed.
reality was so much better.
despite my disappointment, I will share anyway.