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Artistic view of a Male Pteronarcys californica (Pteronarcyidae) (Giant Salmonfly) Stonefly Adult from the Gallatin River in Montana
Salmonflies
Pteronarcys californica

The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.

Ventral view of a Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
With a bit of help from the microscope, this specimen keys clearly and unsurprisingly to Hydropsyche.
27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Landscape & scenery photos from Dalton Highway

Dalton Highway in Alaska
This is one of the first creeks crossed on the Dalton Highway itself, but I can't remember its name.

From Dalton Highway in Alaska
This is one of my favorite pictures -- I think it really captures the character of the place.  This is the view from the south of Sukakpak Mountain, a prominent landmark on the south side of the Brooks Range.  The Dalton Highway winds in an arc around Sukapak, providing very different views from different angles.

From Dalton Highway in Alaska
A musk ox grazing near the Sag River in the coastal plain.

From Dalton Highway in Alaska
Snowden Mountain in the Brooks Range, viewed here from the north, is one of the most impressive peaks along the Dalton Highway.  It's coloration is striking in the evening light out of the west.

From Dalton Highway in Alaska
Dalton Highway in Alaska
View from the Elliott Highway not far north of Fairbanks, on my way up to the Dalton.

From Dalton Highway in Alaska
Dall sheep on the side of the mountain overlooking Galbraith Lake, north of Atigun Pass.

From Dalton Highway in Alaska
A herd of caribou (all cows) crossing over a hilltop near the Kuparuk River.

From Dalton Highway in Alaska
A lone caribou grazes on the Arctic coastal plain near Prudhoe Bay.

From Dalton Highway in Alaska
This close-up of the tundra gives you some sense of what it's like to walk on the stuff.  I've heard it compared to walking on a mattress stuffed with basketballs.

From Dalton Highway in Alaska
This cow caribou ran across the road in front of my car.

From Dalton Highway in Alaska
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