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Wiseman, near Coldfoot, Alaska.
This is a real village: population 13. The sun sets in
mid-November and rises again at the end of January, winter temperature -40˚. 'Spring
was late this year – the rivers didn't start to flow until 23rd May’
(Wiseman resident, 13.06.13)
... for ages to in the car park yesterday. Although. the previous day he had decided he was not going to ride the DH he had decided he would. Good on ya !!
The first couple of miles were slippery but had traction; then we came to the roadworks. Had to wait about 20 mins for the pilot car, let all the cars and trucks go first them we went. Dug up road, deep tracks & mud and slippery. Front & rear wheels all over ...
... This was an interesting take on this movie. (Agreed.)
We had a smooth flight over the Yukon River, in which the only road that crosses this river the entire length of Alaska is the Dalton Highway. The overcast skies threatened our landing in Coldfoot with Bettles as an alternative. However, there were tour groups waiting for transport back from Coldfoot so we had to eventually get in, with the two additional planes behind us for this pick up. I ...
... display in these parts, when there is no darkness.....) We had no idea what to expect from the road as it is known as the "Haul Road" (of ice-truckers fame)and it ends at Deadhorse/ Prudhoe Bay. The Milepost says that it is "one of Alaska's most remote, dangerous and challenging roads".... It follows the Trans Alaskan oil pipeline that we first saw at Valdez. The pipeline zigzags alongside the road - the zig zag to ...
... up my grandparents and went to Sourdough Studios at the Mount Mckinley Chalet where we became an Alaskan family! Sourdough Studios is a photography studio where they dress you up in parkas, muk luks, and other Alaskan clothes. We posed in front of a cabin with a dog sled and other props. It is a lot of fun to dress up and it makes a great picture!!
We really wanted my Grandparents to be able to see Mt. McKinley. ...
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This is not the name of the cabin/museum in which we viewed the lights from but it's the only thing that came up with being connected to wifi.
So I need to see if the museum in the town of wiseman comes up.
I'm not going to try and describe what I witnessed last night yet because, right now we our on the tour bus and I want to enjoy the view BUT I did wonder whether or not the misfit
toys ever enjoyed the lights like we did.
One more quick thing about the day that plays a HUGH part in the story is the start of the day with the first penny..... To be continued
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