Combine a holiday weekend with spectacular weather conditions, and it's no surprise that the Seward Highway is flush with tourists and residents alike, taking advantage of the opportunity to enjoy nature's stunning beauty and adventure. From fishing, to hiking, cycling, surfing the bore tide, rock climbing, wind surfing, animal spotting, or even "train spotting," the Turnagain Arm south of Anchorage provides something for everyone's taste. Northbound coal empties head for Anchorage and Healy on this stunning Sunday evening, riding on jointed rail and framed by the majestic Chugach Mountains in the distance.
I've been fortunate to have spent quite some time in the "Great White North" photographing trains on the super-scenic, and always friendly, Alaska Railroad. Here's a collection of some of my favorite shots from our 49th state.