August 20, 2019

Slowly Melting

Ice and snow on Alaska’s Lake Hood and background mountains are slowly melting.

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Photo by Al Remington

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Just Waiting for Ice to Melt

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High Noon at Lake Hood

Spring has sprung?

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World’s Busiest Seaplane Base

Lake Hood, Alaska

The included Google map shows the footprint of the two lakes (Hood and Spenard) and man-made canals that provide taxiing and landing/takeoff for seaplanes. Wiki has more info.

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Heading South for Winter?

Photo is of Lake Hood, Alaska, with snow-capped mountains in the background. Enlarge the photo to observe a flock of birds visible just over the tops of the mountains against the bright blue sky.

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Alaska: The ‘Hood and the ‘Rod

The photo below is of a frozen Lake Hood near Anchorage, Alaska. You will notice tracks in the snow on the frozen lake surface. During summer, float planes use the lake for landing and taking off with pontoons. During winter, they continue to use the lake by putting skis on their planes.

In the background, Flat-Top Mountain can be seen just to the right of center. In the far left of the photo is the Millennium Hotel, which is the headquarters for the Iditarod Great Sled Race that runs from Anchorage to Nome.

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Lake Hood, Alaska Sea Plane Marina


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Views From Lake Hood, Alaska Sea-Plane Marina on Lake Hood


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Lake Hood, Alaska

This is Lake Hood, Alaska. These planes are shoveled out and have skis on. Just before Ted Stevens Intnl. Airport is Lake Hood. The mountains are the Chugach Range, southeast of Anchorage.


Photo by Al Remington

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