I have been working up here in Anchorage for the last 2 weeks and had a day off so I could see some sites. I drove north out of town and went up towards Denali. I was still 250 miles at my closest photo but what a spectacular mountain.
Anchorage for a look.
This is what the Idiarod has to climb over at a place called Rainy pass off to the right of this mountain. They started the race when I got here and the vet I was filling in for was up managing all of the many Vets along the frozen trail. Very cold this year. We have had many nights this last week at -25 F.
Such beauty . What a fabulous holiday destination .
Wouldn’t want to live there though .
What is mushing ? Is it like rubbing your frozen noses together ?
It's dog sledding, like the eskimos used for their transportation(guess I should say 'use', along with skimobiles). Sofer, any idea if they still have the "bar" there at Fire Island? It's a huge boulder in the middle of the channel that ships can only pass over at peak high tide. When I sailed on the TOTE ships, we would only clear by about 3'- a very tense moment. Thanks for all the pics, and for me, memories.
There is no Bar there Vadap. Sober up dude. LOL I only fly over it and have not seen any concerns other than the tidal rips are dramatic between the island and Anchorage. (shallow water) But I did do 'Mooses Tooth' microbrewry and the Prince William Stout was wonderful! Tonight is my last night here and I have to work. Bummer. I need party time up here. I did do 'Humpies' also on my day off. Good sports bar to watch 'March Madness' but my team lost in 2nd round.
LOL If the 'tidal rips' are still there, then so is the boulder. It was always a bit tricky steering the ship over that thing, and being so concerned with going over at just the right place. Chilicoot Charlies. I saw that about MSU, and was thinking of you. My Aggies are still alive! Praying to get past Memphis.
all i can say is "burrrr!" thanks for sharing all those photos and info. denali sure is impressive.
vadap now I have a team to get excited about. GO AGGIES! I wish MSU didn't have to hit the NC dudes so soon in the tourney.
i lived there for a year if you want bugs wait till the summer the Mosquitos will carry you off
Yes I know but do they have tent catapillers? I forget their name.
Aggies lost by 1 point to Memphis. Oh well, never was into b-ball. Heck with skeeters, those black flies are horrofic! I still have a scar on my hand where one bit me! I always tell people, the best time to go to Alaska is late April-May, and mid Sept-early October. Miss the bugs, and the tourists.
I am off to Fairbanks April 26 thru May 24th for a month in the eternal sun. Looking forward to it. Though I plan on some skeeters.
You may keep the skeeters. As long as they aren't around me I'm happy.