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We drop Blue off in the Fairbanks Airport parking lot and pass through security for our trip to Barrow. Unfortunately, there is ground fog at our first stop in Prudhoe Bay. It takes a few hours for the fog to burn off, so we just relax and wait.
The fog lifts and we are off. The hour and a half flight to Prudhoe Bay gives us glimpses of …
Alaska's nickname is The Last Frontier. If this is the case, Barrow is the last of that last frontier!
We landed in Barrow to 22 mph winds with an actual temp of -31 for a whopping wind chill of -63. Now we spent months researching our gear with -40 in mind. I'll be the first to let you know, we didn't stand a chance under these conditions …
... stringent security checks (actually at Valdez there were none). Luckily I had brought my passport with me & not left it at Sheila & Eddie’s as I toyed with doing. The security officer would not accept my drivers’ licence. I had 2 backpacks due to all the clothes I thought I would need at Barrow &, whilst waiting to board, 2 announcements were made about the fact that only 1 cabin bag + I smaller item could be taken on board – oops mine were too big so ...
Where’s Chuck Today? Barrow, AK
Well today is a day that I have been looking forward to for some time.
A trip to Barrow, AK has been on my bucket list for a long long time. Why?
Who knows just something I’ve always wanted to do.
Up early to catch the plane in Fairbanks, with a 30 ...
... we boarded the flight to Barrow, AK.
Our flight was supposed to take off at 8 in the morning, we boarded the flight. It happened. They said its still foggy and its not safe to land, so they said they would take off when they get a good weather report. We waited for almost an hour seated in the flight and finally the flight took off. I was very excited through out the flight. The flight stopped at Prudhoe ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Very re remote place in the winter. Hotel is a little rough but the staff we met made up for it. Very nice, frinedly people. The elements take a beating on the facility but they did have a great space heater in the room that helped keep it warm. Vist this place in the summer.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.