Our Middle Name

We landed in McCarthy, Alaska a week ago. It's been a whirlwind of catching up with friends, summer preparations, colds and teething, mad grocery shopping, and store set-up. Of our three flying days to get here, the last was my favorite. It might be because the closer we got to home, the more excited I became but I think we truly live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Here are a few photos of our last day of flying...

We live in the middle of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. While I'd seen Mt Wrangell (a huge mass - think 10 Mt. Raniers!) a number of times, I'd never seen all of Mt. St. Elias - our park's middle name (the top, left photo) but we flew by it on our last leg into town. It. Is. Impressive. Standing at 18,008 feet, you can see its entire height as it rises from the ocean. It was one of the most impressive scenes I've ever observed.