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My “extended” trip in Alaska… Thanks Mt. Redoubt

So for the past 10 days I’ve been in Anchorage, AK shooting photos w/ the Think Thank crew. Everything Started out great, perfect weather, hiking everyday, stacking shots, safe to say everyone was killing it. About half way through I get word Mt. Reboubt, an active volcano 100 some miles from Anchorage has erupted, no biggy just ash that wont hit town. Skip ahead a few days, we’re staying low in our hiking zone due to avalanche dangers from the 4 feet it dumped days before. Everything seemed perfect, blue skies, sunshine, and a sweet jump ready to go. Sam Hulbert is up first to test the jump shortly after he goes, someone yells holy S**T look! Massive fast moving ash ploom high in the atmosphere is headed right for us, all of the sudden it completely blocks out the sun, it had to have dropped 20+ degrees and now all the light was flat, no fun to shoot in. Soon after it passes, and watching the ash ploom, it heads right for Anchorage… this is not good as I’m supposed to leave the next day. Airports shut down multiple flights are canceled and over 1200 ppl are stuck just at the airport. This ultimately means I’m screwed as far as my flight goes. Now it’s Monday morning, my flight got pushed back to early Tuesday morn, volcano is still blowing ash and I’m just hoping it doesn’t come into Anchorage’s airspace again. Airplanes tend to fall out of the sky when they encounter ash, not good! So their is my sob story, blah blah, here are some pictures. Enjoy! Peep this video of the eruption and follow along w/ the AK volcano observatory.

Ash salting our game in the backcountry.

Gus Engle practicing proper respiratory safety.

Cris Larson w/ a switch 50-50 in the ashy snow.