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  • Day3

    Copper River Wilderness

    June 2, 2014 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 7 °C

    We went on an ATV excursion from the Princes Copper River Lodge along the Klutina River with Carrie, our driver. The scenery was wonderful but the weather was horrible. As we started the rain began. After 20 minutes, the rain stopped and the sun came out and the temperature warmed up. We went through four cycles of cold rain and warm sun when Glenda saw in the distance "beautiful dark blue sky against the powdery white cliffs.” She asked me to photograph the scene, and as I did so, I realized the the "dark blue" was actually an intense rain storm. After a few minutes Carrie commented the the storm was really dumping on the lodge, and the we were heading right into it. About that time we felt the temperature drop about 10 degrees into the high 30’s and heavy rain started. However, within just a couple of seconds it turned into pea-sized hail. We finally made it back to the lodge. Glenda took a warm bath to wash off the mud, and we went to the bar and had a nice glass of wine and a plate of bread and butter.Read more