I spent the better part of April 2008 RV-camping on Thompson Pass with our personal helicopter parked right outside the door. This trip was in support of the final Mack Dawg Production's video: Double Decade. When driving to Valdez from Anchorage, my co-pilot Devun Walsh asked what city was over the horizon. I knew from past trips that we were in the middle of nowhere, so I was confused by his question. He pointed out the lights coming from over the horizon that looked like we were headed towards a "Las Vegas of the arctic." What was lighting up the sky was the northern lights, in a full spectacular light show. It was one of the more memorable drives I've experienced for obvious reasons. Upon arrival at our basecamp, Thompson Pass, we were alerted by the rest of the crew that had arrived a day earlier that we were short one RV until the next day. Devun and I were to sleep in the guide shack, which wasn't much warmer than the sub-zero conditions outside. There was a tiny space heater that was glowing orange that was only effective if you were within a few inches of it. We piled on our full outerwear kits and got ready to crawl into sleeping bags that were severely underrated to perform in these conditions. Before doing so I had the urge to get a photo of the light show still going on outside, which had only ramped up since our arrival. The helicopter slept peacefully in the cold air while the skies about danced and drunkenly above it. These temps were testing the capability of digital camera technology to perform at the time but results were so satisfying that I managed to sleep through the arctic night without a complaint.