Acrylic on canvas
This recent painting was produced from watercolor and sketch sources made during a 1997 trip to the Jago River. One of the most rugged valleys, few people travel to the Jago, or the Okpilak (the next valley west) because the rivers are not good for floating, and the Continental Divide, at the south headwaters, is very difficult to traverse. The valleys themselves are outstanding for hiking and are some of the most magnificent parts of the Refuge. Like other places in the Refuge, each valley is different and has individual character. The larger area is a rich tapestry of diverse, uniquely beautiful places.