Alaska has always called to me, something about its vastness and a sense of danger and adventure about it. I'd been trying to get a crew together for a skate mission there for a while, and finally got everything in line to make it happen this past year. We hit Juneau, flew to Fairbanks, rented a van, and drove to Anchorage.
We found spots in each urban area but something about a hill-bombing photo in the middle of nowhere really speaks volumes about where we were and the freedom that skating can bring you. It was between Fairbanks and Anchorage where we found this perfect straightaway with epic blue and green Alaskan scenery that just screamed, ‘Stop the van and bomb this hill!’
I set up at the top with a 70-200mm lens and signaled everyone to go. Zooming with them, I was able to get a few shots to choose from as they picked up speed and descended through the landscape.