Northern Lights – Anchorage area, Alaska 

November 24, 2016

I woke up at 2 AM and could see that the Northern Lights were out in Anchorage. I got up, put my coat on, and started driving north. 

My first stop was at Mirror Lake (pictured above and below), and I thought this was quite a show…until I got up to the Knik River!

My second stop was Edmonds Lake (pictured below), and I had a hard time getting my camera to focus here…so I moved on to the next place. 


My next stop was at the Eklutna Tailrace (pictured below), which is one of my favorite places in the Anchorage area.

My final stop was at the Old Knik River Bridge. This is when the real show began, and I have never witnessed anything like this before in my life!


All the fun stopped when my tripod got a little too frozen and broke. Unfortunately, a camera is worthless without the tripod when you are trying to capture the Northern Lights. Thankfully my camera/lense is okay, and I was able to get a few pictures before the crisis.  Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃

This blog is simply a log of my personal experiences. It is not a travel guide, a trail guide, any other sort of a guide, and it is not intended to give information for replication.

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3 thoughts on “Northern Lights – Anchorage area, Alaska 

  1. Your photos are beautiful! I am planning a trip to Alaska in august of this year and trying to debate what city to fly into possibly anchorage.. and was wondering how far outside of anchorage you had to drive to witness these spetaicular lights?

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