August 15, 2010
Drive to Chena Hot Springs
Chena Hot Springs is north of Fairbanks, an easy drive on paved roads.
The road to Chena Hotsprings is one of the easiest places in Alaska to see a moose.
Inside this refrigerated building is the ice museum and cocktail lounge where you can have a drink in a goblet carved out of ice.
Chena Hot Springs Outdoor Pool
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.
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.
Hiking 12-Mile Summit
The highway crosses 12-Mile Summit and Eagle Summit on the way to Central and Circle City.
Northern Wheatear At Eagle Summit
Yukon River At Circle City
Northern Hawk Owl Just South of Circle City
Savannah Sparrow At Eagle Summit
Dalton Highway to Prudhoe Bay
Morning at Camp Before Heading North
Dalton Highway Sign
Guess we're not the first one here.
Pipeline Descending Toward The Yukon River
Yukon River Bridge
At the Arctic Circle
Nice Spot to Boondock
Camping at Marion Creek
Bear Sign on Hike to Marion Falls
Dall Sheep At Atigun Pass
Caribou on North Slope
Caribou Hunters Camping Near Prudhoe
Arctic Caribou Inn at Prudhoe
Prudhoe Bay Drill Rig
Equipment Waiting for Winter
Wading in the Arctic Ocean