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Hurricane Gulch Bridge - ARR MP 284.2 (more..)
Hurricane, Alaska, USA (more..)
September 19, 2016
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Those of you who are long time followers of RP.net may recall this photo and the story that accompanied it from 5 years ago. Click here for a look back.

Well, over the past five years I've been going back to the spot, widening the trail, and clearing trees. However, I've always longed to get the view from the west side alas it was just impossible...until now. Thanks to the miracle of drone technology and a very generous spouse who bought me a Phantom 4 at the start of the summer it was now a possibility.

On Monday the 19th of September the final Hurricane Turn of the season made it's trek north from Talkeetna to its namesake bridge to turn back for the last time until next May. The fall colors were spectacular so I made the long trip from Anchorage, hiked in my secret trail a mile off the highway, and then send the drone another 3000 ft out and up over the bridge. Here is just one of many of the shots it yielded. I've been shooting trains in Alaska for nine years and this shot is truly a dream come true! It just all came together this day.
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