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ALASKA

Mountains
 

Rainbow
 

Denali
 

Reflection

September 2001:  Most people consider a trip to Alaska the trip of a lifetime. Steve returned from his second trip in early September. It's certainly an experience that will never be forgotten. The abundance of wildlife and spectacular landscapes make Alaska like no other place in the world. Its magnificence is unrivaled.

The expedition in August of 2001 was a two week journey of inspiration. Traveling with four artist friends, Steve used the opportunity to observe and learn more about the wildlife that makes this state so special. The group began its adventures with a nature cruise out of Seward. There the rocky cliffs, islands and glaciers of the Kenai Fiords provide opportunities to observe sea otters, whales, sea lions, seals, puffins, eagles and a variety of other birds. This was followed by a rigorous 40-mile wilderness canoe trip through the Kenai Peninsula. Then it was off to Denali National Park for four nights.

Denali is unique among our earth's national parks. The landscapes are just so breathtaking, and the wildlife is so plentiful. Each day was filled with sightings of moose, grizzly bears, caribou, lynx, dall sheep, red foxes, ptarmigans and ground squirrels. With the multitude of photographs taken and the sketches made upon his return, you can be sure that you will see an Alaskan influence in Steve's future work.

Rams
 

Ptarmigan
 

Bear
 

Loons

Caribou
 

Marmot
 

Ground Squirrel
 

Moose

Steve is planning to take another trip to Alaska in August 2003. If you have an interest in becoming part of this small group, please contact Steve soon. If you don't wish to go on this trip but want to make plans for another date, you may want to contact Steve about accommodation options in Anchorage, or you can contact Gary or Iris at "Maizie's Bed and Breakfast" at h2odog@gci.net.

Sea Lions
 

Colorful landscape
 

Flowers
 

Dall Sheep - Ewe