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i answered your message in my talk page, sorry i don't have twinkle so i can't use Easy talkback --DashyGames (talk) 01:01, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Lake Atna[edit]

Knowing how much effort you've put into things Alaska, especially your excellent photography, you may be interested to know there is now an article for Lake Atna, the ancient proglacial lake that inhabited the Copper River Basin. Do you by any chance have photos of Tahneta Pass, or any of the remnant lakes of Lake Atna, such as Tazlina Lake, Klutina Lake, or Tonsina Lake? Or, perhaps, any of the large dunes indicated in the article that are northeast of Wasilla in the Matanuska Valley? --Hammersoft (talk) 22:01, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

That is interesting, thanks for letting me know, I imagine a number of my talk page watchers will be interested as well. Unfortunately I don't think I have pictures of any of those places. I've passed through the area a few times but not spent much time there. We tend to visit the more accessible lakes that can be safely navigated by a scanoe with a very small motor on it, so these places are kind of out of my league I'm afraid. I used to be the backwoods, pack in only what you can carry type by marriage and age have changed all that, we camp in a van and carry our boat on the roof now, and it's heavy enough that we won't hand carry it more than fifty feet.
I've been to and photographed a number of places on the borders of this area such as the Tangle Lakes, eskers and kettle lakes on the Denali Highway, and Gulkana Glacier if that's any help. I didn't know about the dunes either, that sounds like something I'd like to check out in the future. Beeblebrox (talk) 22:31, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
  • I know you've gotten photography elsewhere in the basin than places I mentioned. This photo comes to mind. The problem is that I can't, with cites, prove that any of the lakes other than the ones I listed are remnants of Lake Atna. I wouldn't be surprised to find that Lake Louise is a remnant lake, but I can't prove it with available refs. Gulkana Glacier certainly had a role in the lake's history, but it's barely mentioned in refs. I don't want to presume. Same goes for the Matanuska Glacier. If you happen to go through Tahneta Pass again please, if you would, grab a shot...preferably a panoramic one if you can manage it. Most people wouldn't photograph it; what photographs there are of the pass show it to be, by Alaska standards, pretty non-descript. Yet, it was a glacial dam failure in that pass that caused one of the largest megafloods in history. --Hammersoft (talk) 23:33, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
Actually the area around the Eureka Roadhouse, which appears to be in that pass, is quite spectacular. I suppose I've never taken any pictures there because I'm always just driving through on my way to or from somewhere else, although I've stopped at the roadhouse for gas a number of times. There's a possibility I will be out that way in late summer/early fall, when I often go on an extended camping trip, if so I'll keep this in mind. Beeblebrox (talk) 00:35, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Where I've seen the glacial dam indicated is ~5-6 miles west of Eureka Roadhouse. Let me know if you photograph the pass in that area! Thanks! --Hammersoft (talk) 01:52, 20 January 2017 (UTC)