Description January 19, 2020. It is always a great feeling when everything aligns and you find yourself getting somewhere at just the right moment. This hike was very much one of those moments for me as had I gotten to the trail head just five minutes earlier or later I would not have had the right gear to enter. This is an ice cave that formed on the toe of Castner Glacier in Alaska. On this day the first hundred feet or so was a thin layer of ice not strong enough to hold a person with 3-6 inches of slushy water under that. When I arrived at the trail head a group was getting back to their vehicle and when I asked about the trail they told me about the entrance not being frozen over. Luckily I still had not taken my wader boots out of my truck since summer and so I packed those along so I could change boots at the entrance. Had I not had a change of boots I would not have gone in as the temperature was around -8F/-22C. Because of these factors I was the only person that entered the cave on this day and allowed me to take some pristine photos.
Chris Christensen, Anchorage Member Since June 2018 Artist Statement Why Adventure Images? I feel life should be an adventure and each of my pictures has a story behind how it came to be. My name is Chris and I have always had the eye and passion for creating art though pictures. In 2011 I purchased my first DSLR camera and pursued learning as much as I could to improve my re-found love for photography. I am originally from a small town in the middle of Nebraska. I lived in Dayton Ohio for 5 years but have called Anchorage Alaska my home since 2012. I served 10 years active duty U.S. Air Force and I am currently a Realtor with Keller Williams and a member of the Alaska Air National Guard working in the IT sector.