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1386-Crazy Bikes – Anchorage, AK

Now that I have just ridden 4,200 miles from Southern California to Anchorage, I have an eye for bikes. Anchorage has some of the craziest. Check them out. [...]

July 5, 2016 Alaska, Interesting Stuff

1383-Nixon Mountain – Halibut Cove, AK

Some of the locals in Halibut Cove, AK call this mountain Dick Nixon. I’m sure you can see the resemblance. [...]

July 5, 2016 Alaska, Interesting Stuff, Scenery

1381-Eagles – Halibut Cove, AK

I watched this pair of eagles as they surveyed the bay that was their private feeding area. Suddenly, a pair of young brown eagles ventured into their space. The older pair began screeching at the teenagers and eventually left their [...]

July 5, 2016 Alaska, Animals, Interesting Stuff

1380-Tides – Halibut Cove, AK

The tides in Halibut Cove Alaska can be fierce. The few days I was on the cove, the tides were 28 feet: +24 high and -4 low. Boaters had to time their trips according to the tide charts. As you [...]

July 5, 2016 Alaska, Interesting Stuff

1379-Plane Crash – Halibut Cove, AK

General aviation is risky business, but none more risky than flying in Alaska. Every couple of weeks another small plane crashes when bad weather, water, and inhospitable terrain collide  to challenge the pilots skill. Reading about them in the newspaper [...]

June 21, 2016 Alaska, Interesting Stuff

1333-Alaska Trip – Fairbanks, AK

I had spring break off from school and Janine had business in Anchorage, so we decided to fly to Alaska, see friends, hop up to Fairbanks and stay at Chena Hot Springs in hopes of seeing the aurora borealis. We [...]

May 9, 2016 Alaska, Interesting Stuff

1332-Chena Hot Springs – AK

China Hot Springs is literally at the end of the road fifty miles outside of Fairbanks, AK. It is a world-famous destination for northern lights observers. It is one of the most northern places you can drive and is one [...]

May 9, 2016 Alaska, Interesting Stuff

1331-Log Cabin – Chena Hot Springs, AK

We secured our reservations for the hot springs a little late so the only place we could stay was in one of the cabins next to the river. This sounded idyllic except for the fact that this cabin had no [...]

May 9, 2016 Alaska, Interesting Stuff

1330-Ice Museum – Chena Hot Springs, AK

The Aurora Ice Museum is a one-of-a-kind presentation of ice sculptures that are available to experience year-round. We visited at the end of March just at the close of winter. Snow and ice was on the ground and it was [...]

May 9, 2016 Alaska, Interesting Stuff

1329-Ice Carving Competition – Fairbanks, AK

Each year, Fairbanks, AK is home to the world champion ice carving competition. It’s held in Fairbanks because the average temperature during the day all winter is below freezing. Carvers have weeks to prepare their beautiful and inspiring creations. We [...]

May 9, 2016 Alaska, Interesting Stuff