My brother Rowan, his black lab Padfoot, and I decided to do an early season backpack in the Caines Head State Recreation Area, located outside of Seward, Alaska. The Caines Head area consists of beautiful rugged coastline, temperate rainforest, small waterfalls, soaring eagles, hiking trails, public use cabins, and World War II history. The Rec. Area is particularly good for an early season hike, as most of it is around sea level, so snow is a lesser concern. This year has been particularly warm in Alaska, so snow on this hike was pretty much nonexistent. And we were lucky, catching a beautiful stretch of weather. First day was cloudy, but the rest few days were sunny with highs in the 50s.
For more information on the Caines Head State Recreation Area, visit Alaska State Parks.
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A word on the photos: I took most of these photos with the Canon 5D Mark III coupled with the 40mm f/2.8 pancake. A few are with the 85 f/1.2L, which I sometimes haul along for its magic abilities, especially wide open.