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

The Dalton Highway

A travel blog entry by budbarbonthego on Jul 20, 2014

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July 14, 2014
By 5:30 a.m. our drive/fly tour to the Arctic Circle and Coldfoot, the northernmost truck stop in North America, was on the road and headed for the infamous Dalton Highway. Our tour guide, a young woman transplanted from Maine, pulled off the road to let us take pictures of the perfectly clear Alaska Range with Mt. McKinley a shining beacon. She said that only 30 % of visitors to Alaska are fortunate enough to get a peak of the summit because ...

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 ...

Bettles: Day 2

A travel blog entry by journeyguy on Mar 04, 2014

16 photos

... other guests. It's nice to chat with strangers and make their acquaintance in real life versus on the Internet. Feeling a decided lack of exercise, we bundled up and went for a walk along the river and looped back in time for lunch - black bean soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Tasty. Post lunch, we went across the road to the Park Service Office -- one head ranger for the largest park (actually 4 parks) in the world. A couple of seasonals join in the summer but ...