Nearing the ol' Motherlode Lodge, elevation about 1500'
From the Gold Mint Trail parking lot, looking on up the road I'm about to take.
Hmm, just a bit hazy down there in the Valley.
Anyone need a snow fix? There's still plenty in this area.
Looking toward Independence Mine. Yep, lots of snow...
Looking in about the opposite direction of the last shot, showing Willow-Fishhook Road in lower right and the mountains. W-F'hook isn't open yet, but I've heard they're working on it and it should be open to vehicle travel soon.
In the parking lot just above the Lodge, a view down into Mat-Su Valley. Weirdly enough, the view was clearer to the eye but the glacier dust in the air left many of my pix slightly hazy looking, even a couple I did with the tripod.
Ol' manager's house up at the mine, now the gift shop.
Heading back down the pass. As you can tell, it hasn't green-ed up much but in a couple weeks that will change, I'm sure.
I didn't stop on the way in but couldn't resist a quick stop on the way out at the viewing platform over the Little Su. How many hundreds of photos do I have of this almost identical view? Ha