August 15, 2010

 

 

Drive to Chena Hot Springs

Chena Hot Springs is north of Fairbanks, an easy drive on paved roads.

Moose

Cow Moose

The road to Chena Hotsprings is one of the easiest places in Alaska to see a moose.

Ice Palace

Ice Museum

Inside this refrigerated building is the ice museum and cocktail lounge where you can have a drink in a goblet carved out of ice.

. Pool

Chena Hot Springs Outdoor Pool

Gold Panning Lesson

Gold Panning Lesson

Every responsible Alaskan mother teaches her daughters how to pan for gold.

 

Steese Highway To Circle City

The drive to Circle City is much longer, and very little of it is paved.

Davidson Ditch

Davidson Ditch

Nope, not the Trans Alaska Pipeline. This is a Davidson Ditch Siphon. No longer in service, the ditch was built to provide water to gold dredges in the Fairbanks area.

 

12 Mile Summit

Hiking 12-Mile Summit

The highway crosses 12-Mile Summit and Eagle Summit on the way to Central and Circle City.

Eagle Summit

Eagle Summit

 

Northern Wheateaar

Northern Wheatear At Eagle Summit

 

Yukon

Yukon River At Circle City

 

Northern Hawk Owl

Northern Hawk Owl Just South of Circle City

 

Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow At Eagle Summit

 

Dalton Highway to Prudhoe Bay

 

Morning

Morning at Camp Before Heading North

 

Dalton Highway Sign

Dalton Highway Sign

Guess we're not the first one here.

 

Pipeline

Pipeline Descending Toward The Yukon River

 

Yukon River Bridge

Yukon River Bridge

 

Arctic Circle

At the Arctic Circle

 

Boondocker

Nice Spot to Boondock

 

Marion Creek

Camping at Marion Creek

 

Bear Sign

Bear Sign on Hike to Marion Falls

 

Boondocking 2

Another Boondocker

 

Atigun Sheep

Dall Sheep At Atigun Pass

Caribou

Caribou on North Slope

 

Boondocking 3

Caribou Hunters Camping Near Prudhoe

 

Arctic Caribou Inn

Arctic Caribou Inn at Prudhoe

 

Prudhoe Bay Drill Rig

Prudhoe Bay Drill Rig

 

Prudhoe Equimpent

Equipment Waiting for Winter

 

Wading in the Arctic Ocean

Wading in the Arctic Ocean

 


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