I love this view. When you drive around to the back side of base, this is what you see just before you hit the treeline. This is Elmendorf (with Anchorage in the background) just before the sun rises. Yes, Gretchen, it is around 8:30 or 9 am. :0) The days are getting shorter. Once the ground is covered with snow, it looks much lighter, but for now it is peaceful and dark. The sunrises are the most beautiful in winter. When everything is covered with a thick blanket of snow, the early sun bounces off of the mountains and they look purple. They call it Alpenglow. I don't have a picture of it yet, but I hope to get it this year. My other goal is to get a better picture of the Northern Lights.
Update April 2016
2 years ago