A Ridgeview Bed & Breakfast

880 Ridgepointe Dr, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99709 , United States | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Fairbanks

Observations and Anecdotes

A travel blog entry by journeyguy

... him back on the runners of the sled. This was NOT a rescue. He did not feel he was in any danger. Up here you have to be totally self sufficient when you go out. He said he had spares for most everything on the machine but not a new belt. He ordered a new one flown in and was off to replace it and finish his trip as we departed. * Going from 151º F sauna to 0º F outdoors is an eye opener. Frisch as the Germans say. * After some days at below ...

Bettles: Departure Day

A travel blog entry by journeyguy


... lacks that. The first thing I tried was getting the historic Bettles lodge building in the same shot as an aurora and "painting" the building using a flashlight for extra illumination during the long exposure. I'm very pleased with the outcome. A carved wooden eagle was another candidate for a foreground. Let's get the bird flying in front of an aurora. Not a bad outcome. By near 2 AM the wind had picked up ...

I Drive Better Sleeping Than Most People Do Awake!

A travel blog entry by dixiej


... bit and noticed a cloud coverage coming again from the south. Bob and Joe had some aurora on their test shots but we decided we'd have better luck on the other side of Poker Flat and Chatanika at the turn out at Mile post 34 1/2. We headed down the summit north east on the Steese Highway.

It was really a perfect dark spot for viewing and photos. The temperature dropped to 12 degrees but not a bit of wind. It actually felt ...

Is it Too Early to Get Depressed?

A travel blog entry by dixiej


... the street from the Alaska Outfitters we found Apocalypse Designs. Hand made arctic gear. There was everything from backpacks to arctic jackets good to -60. All of it hand made right there. You could even have things made to order for you. They had slippers, laptop cases, hats, gloves, jackets, pants, dog sled covers, dog boots; all different colors made of heavy canvas.

I found the mittens I had been oggling ...

Fairbanks Alaska

A travel blog entry by gptimson


... complained about the weather but we haven't seen snow fall before and on the day we went on the paddle steam boat it snowed lightly all day and better still the snow fell heavier in the North Pole the night before we visited. This only added to the experience of being in a Christmas town. It was just like seeing Christmas in movies. www.1stalaskaoutdoorschool.com www.chenahotsprings.com www.info@riverboatdiscovery.com www.SantaClausHouse.com Overnight: Fairmont Princess ...

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