Saturday, April 14, 2012
Northern Lights from the Mountain House
Matt Brown, a former AMS mountaineering course student, took these photos last week while staying at the Don Sheldon Mountain House. They had a variety of weather during there stay there from beautiful clear nights to packing three feet of snow down for the runway so they could fly out.
The Mountain House is very popular and books one year in advance. It is inside Denali National Park but the hut and rocky outcrop, totaling five acres is owned by Roberta Sheldon. AMS handles the bookings.
We are losing our dark nights rapidly but the northern lights continue to be visible.