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Matanuska Moonrise

I set out just before sundown to hike up the Lion’s Head formation (also called Glacier Point) where I would spend a sleepless night hoping to catch a glimpse of the Auroras overhead. As I neared the top of the rock formation, the late summer sunset cast a pink glow on the clouds over the Matanuska Glacier and the full moon peeked out from behind the distant peaks of the Chugach Mountains. I hurried to set up the tent in time for this unexpected shot - a great consolation to the Northern Lights, which would not be seen that night.

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