On a short excursion in Prince William Sound (courtesy of Discovery Voyages), a group of us basked in the sunshine on a tremendous hike through the lush and verdant hillsides of Western Prince William Sound and the Chugach National Forest. It was an area I longed to trek in given a clear day. The granite ridges offer spectacular hiking, and views to match. Progress for me hit immediate reduction as photographic opportunities encompassed my peripheral vision. After slowly ascending the ridge, fog began to creep up the hillside. Creep perhaps is not the best word, as it happened rather quickly. While up high, I captured a few cool shots, but it was very difficult to grab the scope of that view in a camera lens. In a short time, I was a few thousand feet up immersed in fog, rather than go higher, I conceded to a decent against my preferred wishes. The direction was obvious–down, but there are many cliffs and inaccessible routes along the way. I had my IPhone GPS and compass, but did not need to use them. The group that was ahead of me had a much longer and circuitous route down to the shore in the thick fog.