Monthly Archives: August 2010

Nutty things for people I love

While I was cruising along Alaska’s scant-few roads, I kept finding myself photographing dorky things — from the ordinary to the oddball — that reminded me of my family: cool mountain-road bridges for my architecturally inclined sister Mims; yard sale … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to Barrow

Our trip to Barrow lasted only a few days, but it was so jam-packed with adventures that it felt like we were there much longer (or maybe that’s just a side effect of that midnight sun, which kept me buzzing … Continue reading

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Point Barrow: out on the edge of ice

The highlight of our trip to Barrow–for me, anyway–was visiting Point Barrow, the northernmost tip of land that extends into the frozen sea. The point is only 12 miles north of the village, but access is tricky. If you don’t … Continue reading

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Barrow Arctic Science Consortium

While in Barrow, we had the incredible opportunity to meet with scientists conducting research at the Barrow Arctic Science Consortium, a non-profit organization collectively run by the North Slope Borough (the regional government of Alaska’s North Slope), the Ukpeagvik Inupiat … Continue reading

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Barrow: birding adventures

Each day in Barrow, we’d wake up early and head to the outskirts of town to spot birds, with all of our scopes and cameras and binoculars and bird identification books (and warm outerwear!) on hand. There wasn’t enough room … Continue reading

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Barrow: Life around town

I’ve never been anyplace like Barrow, Alaska. This Inupiat village sits 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle and 1,300 miles south of the North Pole; to its east is the Beaufort Sea, and to the west is the Chukchi … Continue reading

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Barrow, Alaska: Perpetual daylight at the (almost) top of the world

Early in my trip to Alaska, I flew from Fairbanks to Barrow with my bird-nerd friends from Cincinnati (Dave and Jill Russel; and Karen and Scott Glum, with their two sons, Elliot and Michael). We were headed to Barrow for … Continue reading

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