With Scott from the Chugach Powder Guides, we went chasing Methane along the Seward Highway, that surrounds the Turnagain Pass. Mile 76, here is what we found! Huge hotspots, places where the methane flux that comes from the bottom of the lakes is so strong that it prevents the ice from forming.  Around Fairbanks, the hotspots are pretty small (~2x2m), while here near Girdwood they are definitely bigger (we saw merged hotspots that reached 16 by 20 m!!), but the flame that comes out when you light it is smaller.  But still, it was awesome. The bubbling is constant, it looks like the lake’s breath or heartbeat

 

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