So as I’ve mentioned here a few times, one of my main goals in life was to visit all fifty of the United States. Last week, I accomplished this goal when I flew to Alaska, my fiftieth and final state, with my lovely wife Rose. We road-tripped our way around the interior of Seward’s folly (if you don’t get the reference, then your 5th grade social studies teacher has some words for you). Our two week trip coincided with the beginning (and apparent end) of the super-brief fall season in Alaska, so there was some rain but also an amazing array of colors as the leaves changed in anticipation of the -40 to -60 degree temperatures Alaska sustains during the winter. As you may have heard, Alaska has quite a few mountains…and bears…lots of bears. These images represent our first few days of travel in which every turn in the road revealed an even more beautiful vista than the last…and an occasional bear. Alaska is just huge, so it’s really hard to accomplish everything you’d like to do in Alaska without staying there for months or even years. That being said, we got a healthy sampling of the state and I will be posting more about the details at my travel blog: www.all-fifty.com so I’m not going to spoil this photoblog with too many of these less-visually interesting words. These images are from Denali National park and the highways leading to and from Anchorage and Fairbanks. The second half of the trip produced some awesome pictures of an abandoned mining town known as Kennecott as well as the port of Valdez and I will be posting them shortly. Enjoy!