Monthly Archives: July 2010

On the road again

One of my favorite things to do in Alaska was just… drive! I should have kept better track of all those miles, but–ball-park estimate–I think traveled somewhere around 2,700 miles by car. Sometimes I’d have a home-base and would make … Continue reading

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Return to Denali: Field seminar on animal tracking

After a few days spent refueling in Fairbanks, I hit the road again, this time heading south to Denali National Park (again! hooray!) to take part in a three-day field seminar on animal tracking. I wasn’t sure what to expect, … Continue reading

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A trip to North Pole

Well, yeah, it’s pretty cheesy, but I had to make a stop in North Pole, about 14 miles from Fairbanks, to say I’d been there… and to send mail postmarked with that all-important North Pole stamp to my nieces and … Continue reading

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Fairbanks

About halfway through my trip, I drove up to Fairbanks (a second time–the first Fairbanks stop was early on, as a launching point for the flight to Barrow) and crashed for a few days at Dave and Jill Russell’s apartment … Continue reading

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Alaskan towns: Nenana

I was charmed by many of Alaska’s little towns, and Nenana (pronounced knee-nana like “banana“) was one of them. With all my traveling up and down the Parks Highway (Alaska Highway 3), I encountered and crossed the Nenana River numerous … Continue reading

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Iditarod Camp: the dogs

I promise I did take pictures of things other than dogs when I traveled through Alaska, though it’s probably starting to seem like I took a picture of every dog in the state. (And I realize some of you might … Continue reading

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Iditarod Camp: puppy walks

At Iditarod camp, we learned how important socialization is in creating champion sled-dogs, and the teachers got plenty of puppy-bonding time. Each morning and evening, we’d gather up all the little guys from their kindergarten enclosure and go walking with … Continue reading

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