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I took this photo at Bootleggers cove…….,Cook Inlet in Anchorage Alaska. Mount Susitna is also known as ‘The Sleeping Lady’. This is a mountain that meant very much to me when I lived in Alaska.

Mount Susitna is often called The Sleeping Lady for her resemblance to a recumbent woman. The name is said to derive from a Dena’ina legend, in which a woman named Susitna belonging to a race of giants vows to sleep until her beloved comes back from battle The mountain’s Dena’ina name is Dghelishla, meaning “Little Mountain”; in English it was simply named for the Susitna River which means Sandy River.

Mt Susitna is a roche moutonnée, a landform created when a glacier flows over a resistant, topographically high, bedrock body, creating a smooth-sided and teardrop shaped feature aligned with the direction of ice flow.
The Anchorage bowl topography has been influenced by 5-7 glaciations. Over several thousand years, thick ice sheets from the Talkeetna, Chugach and Alaska Ranges flowed down Cook Inlet. The five well documented glaciations from oldest to most recent were the Mt Susitna, Caribou Hills, Eklutna, Knik and Naptowne. The earliest glaciation in the Anchorage area is known as the Mount Susitna for the erratics and other glacial features found on the top of Mount Susitna.. It is dated to the late Pliocene to the early Pleistocene (2-6 million years ago). Mesozoic]
Mt. Susitna is part of a suite of Jurassic plutons of quartz monzonite to granodiorite composition

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A self-taught, passionate photographer and writer – I love capturing beauty through the eyes of a camera. I have self-published 13 books, all non-fiction except one. My books are real life human interest topics that I feel are worthy of reflection.

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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...10 months ago

  • Vitta
    Vitta10 months ago

    OUTSTANDING WORK!!!

  • thankyou Vitta!!!!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • walstraasart
    walstraasart10 months ago

    Beautiful excellent work Charmiene

  • thankyou Thea!!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • lynn carter
    lynn carter10 months ago

    looks wonderful Charmiene xx

  • thankyou Lynn, yes it was really wonderful to be there

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • anaisanais
    anaisanais10 months ago

    PEACE AND SERENITY ARE THE CHARACTERISTIC OF THIS FABULOUS IMAGE….SIMPLY WONDERFUL!!!!

  • thankyou Ana!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • JUSTART
    JUSTART10 months ago

    beautiful work

  • thankyou Sylvia!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalyn10 months ago

    magnific pic!

  • thankyou Guenda!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Ellanita
    Ellanita10 months ago

    Absolutely Beautifu Charmiene!!!!

  • thankyou Ellanita

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belaj10 months ago

    Magnificent work!

  • thankyou Ana!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adams10 months ago

    Love the light in Alaska….Excellent work Charmiene!!

  • thankyou Kate!!!!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

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