Auk Lake was our destination and we had been waiting a year to hear the Mrs. express her appreciation when once she saw it. We have a large picture of the beauty spot over the desk, but it can’t touch the real thing. A gem of blue, fringed by a border of green, with the dazzling white of Mendenhall Glacier in the background and beyond that a mountain with a pair of hanging glaciers clinging to its side. It leaves one speechless and Alaska is the only place in the wide world that can supply such wild beauty. One stands and looks and looks and looks, and the air is so still and silent, the lake so smooth except where a trout breaks water, and the beauty so alluring the spell of it all remains long. Clouds hung over the mountain last yearn and hid much of the beauty. This time we had sunshine and our camera got as much of the effect as it is possible for a camera to get. It has the scene, but not the rustle of the leaves, the color, nor the trout.