Spirit Lights Lodge

Address: PO Box 90, Bettles, Alaska, 99726, United States | Lodge
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This lodge is located on PO Box 90, Bettles.
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Travel Blogs from Bettles

Day 9: Wiseman, AK to Wiseman, AK

A travel blog entry by kimmycat on May 27, 2015

10 photos

... to ward off the amateurs obviously. Heidi said not to worry about claims or stakes, just wade up the creek and look for the black dirt under the gravel.

And so we did. With the car parked on some muddy, flooded side road, we followed the creek upstream and started panning. Turns out it's very tedious, very mosquito-infested, very cold work, not to mention one keeps looking up expecting to see some sort of bear or wolf or other furry thing with ...

The Dalton Highway

A travel blog entry by budbarbonthego on Jul 20, 2014

6 photos

... usually covered in clouds. Our lucky day. The hard packed, red dirt under our tires signaled the beginning of our journey on the Dalton Highway. We stopped again to take a picture with the sign and then again at the Arctic Outpost where Buddy bought a couple of diamond willow sticks to carve. The DOT crews treat the road with calcium chloride which bonds with the soil particles, making them too heavy to go airborne, so it cuts down on the dust. The ...

Not Again!

A travel blog entry by jdswed on Jul 03, 2014

22 photos

... We stand on the pegs, to improve our balance by lowering our center of gravity, feathering the clutch to remain upright in these conditions. The pilot truck stops for construction equipment and Walt goes forward, pleading with the driver to go faster. She explains that she is going as fast as she can, because it is bumpy in the truck (for her) if she goes faster. It seems inronic that the safety of the pilot car and the comfort of its driver completely overrides ...

Who's idea was this?

A travel blog entry by jdswed on Jul 01, 2014

1 comment, 28 photos

... apply a slurry of dirt and calcium chloride - this mix when dry forms a very hard surface and eliminates dust from the road; however when wet, it forms a very slippery mud surface.

When we turn on to the Dalton, I am following Walt. His bike is clearly visible. but within a half-mile, seems to blend in with a natural camouflage as the muddy mist envelopes his bike. The on-coming semi-trucks don't seem ...

Bettles: Day 3

A travel blog entry by journeyguy on Mar 05, 2014

6 photos

... 20 minutes when some faint signs started showing up. Man the tripods. Cameras at the ready. Then it was more waiting. Finally some decent examples appeared and the mettle of the photographers was tested. Sub-zero temperatures in the darkness is no place to learn to operate your camera and mess with the settings. The auroral curtains would appear, fade, move to other parts of the sky and then dim out completely only to repeat ...