Vast landscape in the Nome Creek region of the White Mountains of Alaska. This place is remarkably beautiful in autumn, although much of Alaska is. This area in the White Mountains is far less traveled than many of the popular tourist destinations in the state. There is a trail that goes out to Mt. Prindle along the creek, but it’s way more fun to go off-trail and just hike along the ridges. The terrain where this photo was taken is incredibly interesting. It’s not really solid ground, but a lot of talus that has soil and vegetation covering it. It moves underfoot. You can hear water flowing beneath the soil through the rocks. Lots of water and the soil is very saturated. In many areas, it flows on the surface as well. All the water flowing toward the lowest point in the valley, where it then flows mostly still under talus until reaching Nome Creek.