Travel Blogs from Fairbanks
... north impeded the view. But I've actually learned to like the clouds a bit. It gives depth and character to the images. Of course, a clear sky with a bunch of giant coronas would cure me of that!
I found it interesting that the aurora we saw was amazing and active but not as colorful or as dark as the auroras we had seen the previous year. I can't help wondering if the high layer of clouds somehow filtered ...
... covered in glaciers
- Has the highest concentration of glaciers in the world outside of the polar regions.
St. Elias Mountain Range is the highest coastal range in the world.
Mt. Wrangell is the home/ beginning/ source of 25 glaciers. It is a shield volcano that is still active. (Yikes!)
There are so many mountains in this area that not all have names. If you climb to the peak ...
... we were yesterday, this is where Christopher McKenliss died attempting his pilgrimage to live in the wild. We were on the Stampede Trail yesterday that is walked every day by people wanting to follow his course. The bus that Christopher passed away in is still in situ, we only managed to get with 20 mile of the bus and ran out of time. His story is very sad, to think at the end of his life he was eating well, but unknowingly was poisoning himself ...
... incredible, the vehicles were in immaculate condition &, apparently, people come in to clean them every evening. In addition to the vehicles there were displays of clothes through the years organised so that the vehicle & clothing era matched. There were only about 3 people in the museum. Again I spent hours in the museum, I had intended going onto the University of Alaska Museum but ran out of time.
After a leisurely ride back I got in about ...
... this is where the tailgate dance starts, and we had quite a few of those today.
The good news it's not raining and our focus is on the road. We make good progress as we proceed and feel like the bad ass cowboys until we see the bycyclist in a wheel chair bicycle operated with his arms. Warren and his partner Veronica are from Colorado and they flew to Fairbanks, where they got a ride to the Arctic Circle and now riding back on their bicycles. The make about ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Goldrush Inn Fairbanks
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575 1st Ave, Fairbanks | 2 star hotelfrom $96
400 Merhar Ave , Fairbanks | 2 star hotelfrom $115
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95 10th Ave, Fairbanks | 3 star hotelfrom $75
1717 University Avenue South, Fairbanks | Hotelfrom $88
4920 Dale Rd, Fairbanks | 2 star hotelfrom $84
1255 TVSA Way, Fairbanks | 3 star hotelfrom $72
723 1st Ave, Fairbanks | 3 star hotelfrom $194
433 Harold Bentley Avenue, Fairbanks | 2 star hotelfrom $113
252 Minnie Street, Fairbanks | 1 star hotelfrom $64
Dalton , Fairbanks | Hotelfrom $75
4580 Old Airport Way, Fairbanks | 2 star hotelfrom $88