© October 13th, 2016
The grand peaks of the eastern Alaska Range are dwarfed by rich energetic ribbons of auroral curtains sweeping over the Clearwater Mountains and the far horizon towards Canada. A low autumn moon covers the land accenting the lofty summits at left of Mt. Hayes (13,832 ft.), Mt. Moffit (13,020 ft.) and Mt. McGinnis (11,400 ft.). This is the unspoiled birthplace of the Susitna and West Fork glaciers, where the headwaters of the great Susitna River begin its long 313 mile journey to the sea.