Last year we arrived in Alaska on Thanksgiving. We only left for 6 weeks to retrieve our new trailer, see our other children, and return here for the summer camp host season. So, we’ve been ‘here’ for one year. Last Thanksgiving when we arrived it was cold, but it rained a lot until mid-December. Today,…
Category: Alaska 2020
Wiseman and the Aurora
Wiseman was established in 1905 and became a booming town in the quest for Gold in 1910. Today it has a population of 13 and is designated as an Alaskan Native Village even though there are no natives who live there. There are two places to lodge, a public phone via satellite, and numerous historic and privately-owned cabins.
Trekking North on the Dalton
After watching the last of the caribou descend into the valley shelf to join their family members on the other side of the road, we continued toward Galbraith by ascending a long, steep, uphill winding road to the summit of Atigun Pass. The pipeline remained to our right in a buried, insulated concrete cribbing to protect it from rock slides and avalanches, and to keep the ground from thawing. Imagine constructing the pipeline in such conditions!
The Arctic Circle
If I ever had a ‘bucket list,’ I don’t really know. When I was a home schooling mom, I often wondered what it would be like to home school where no one could ever question your motive or your lifestyle. The only place I could find far enough away was Barrow, Alaska, the government seat…