East Fork Toklat Repeat Photography

Here’s a sneak peek of one of the repeat photo pairs I created earlier this summer in Denali National Park, Alaska during my fieldwork for my Murie Science and Learning Center Fellowship¬†S.R. Capps Project:

August 22, 1919, Panorama of the East Fork Toklat River and Glacier in Denali National Park, Alaska by U.S. Geological Survey Geologist Stephen Reid Capps.
(Image: S.R. Capps/U.S. Geological Survey)

June 30, 2011, Panorama of the East Fork Toklat River and Glacier in Denali National Park, Alaska by Ron Karpilo.
(Image: © 2011 Ron Karpilo)

Please feel free to leave me a comment or contact me if you have questions about my project.


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4 Responses to East Fork Toklat Repeat Photography

  1. John Gross says:

    Hi Ron!

    Nice pics! I always appreciate time series of photos, and it’s great that someone with your photo skills is taking this on. I presume you’ll do some sort of final report, and I wondered if you’d looked at recent (year or two) weather conditions at the times of the photos. I.e., did either of the winters preceding the glacier pictures have unusually large or small snowfalls? As you’re surely aware, this is an incredible year in northern Colorado – the Poudre is still at 4′ on the PineView gauge and the amount of snow at Cameron Pass and in the central mountains is really impressive.


    • Ron Karpilo says:

      Hi John,

      Thanks for checking out the photos. I haven’t looked at the weather records, but I plan to do so sometime in the future. I am planning on writing a report about my project, I’ll let you know when I have something put together. I’m heading back to DENA one more time this summer. I’ll post more photo pairs when I get back. Sounds like a great boating year in CO. I’ll be in Fort Collins in August, maybe the Poudre will still have some water.

      Thanks again,


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