So here are some photos from Anchorage, Alaska. I spent four days there. Since Alaska is already well into the winter season, the weather was, well, miserable. 98% rain and sludge, 2% snow and ice. In between meetings, we took a day trip down to Seward on the southern coast, and hiked up 'Exit Glacier' (top left). The bottom left pic is the view from the bottom of the glacier. I did see a moose, but didn't get it on film (those things run a heck of a lot faster than you'd think).
My biggest impression of Alaska was due to the vast size
of the 49th state. You just have no idea how big it is, since on a map it's usually in a little box somewhere in the Pacific. If you look at a map
of the state superimposed over the 48 continental states, you get an idea - it's almost as long, breadthwise, as the entire US. My hunt for Moose-burgers went unsatisfied, although there were Reindeer-burgers everywhere. And fish. Lots of fish. I highly recommend a visit. But in the summer.