This time of year in the mountain regions of the Alaska Range, there are huge fields of blossoming wild sweet pea. They cover the gravel areas of river drainages, and hit their peak bloom about summer solstice. I took this photo last week while driving to Anchorage. The wild sweet pea is very fragrant, and if you walk out into the midst of these large fields, you will be immersed in a wonderful aroma. It is worth a mountain journey just for that experience. I used a 16-35mm lens to make this picture.
On another note, I just finished loading my backpack with 60 lbs. worth of gear for a 115 mile trip in Alaska’s Brooks Range, Gates of the Arctic National Park. The smoke from forest fires are all over the state, and just moved into the Brooks Range. I’m hoping some future wind and weather patterns will change that. I plan to have some photos to share upon my return.