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Musk Ox on the North Slope about 30 miles from Prudhoe Bay

Alyeska Pipeline and Musk Ox

Alaska¬† – The road between Fairbanks Alaska to Deadhorse in Prudhe Bay is about 450 miles in length and ends at the Arctic Ocean. The Alyeska Pipeline is within sight a good deal of the way. Gasoline is available at Yukon Crossing, Coldfoot, and at Deadhorse Camp in the Prudhoe Bay area. Fill up on […]

Bridal Veil Waterfalls Valdez Alaska

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dutchpickle facebook pics – Alaska Kayaks – Valdez Copper River near Chitna, Alaska Casper Kennecott Copper Mine in Alaska Kennecott Mine located in Wrangell – St Elias National Park Kennecott Glacier Lodge lunch McCarthy – sign McCarthy Lodge Dish with blue flowers Tire Repair Chitna Matanuska Glacier on the way back to Anchorage Grizzly Pizza […]

Glacier viewing helicopter in Valdez Alaska

Vertical Solutions

Vertical Solutions helicopters in Valdez Alaska Glacier viewing by helicopter really is amazing! Vertical Solutions brought one of their helicopters to the city dock on the 4th of July 2014 to take tourists up for an aerial of the local glaciers and waterfalls. The weather was so perfect and I was ready to go! Fueling […]

Time Bandit

Time Bandit and Salty Dawg

Time Bandit – Salty Dawg – Big Dipper Chipper – Homer Alaska Homer Alaska harbor – gear on deck of salmon fishing boat Salmon seining boats in the harbor. Homer Alaska – catching pollack off the beach behind Lands End Inn at the end of the sand spit. The fishermen there caught about 50 fish […]

Harding Icefield near Seward Alaska

Alaska Glacier

Alaska Glacier – Harding Icefield – Exit Glacier – near Seward AK The weather was clear and the sun was shinning so it was a perfect day to walk the trail past the Exit Glacier up to the Harding ice field a short distance from Seward, AK. Plan on taking 6 to 8 hours from […]

Kodiak Alaska

Kodiak Alaska

Kodiak Alaska pics from the early 1980’s Larsen Bay pier The crip at the dock in Kodiak. Near Island is behind him across the channel – now there is a bridge connecting the two. Fishing boats at the docks on cannery row. Kodiak harbor around 1982. The houses were all painted with bright colors -looked […]

Kodiak Fishing

Kodiak Fishing

Alaska fishing Fishing is a way of life in Kodiak. Crab, salmon, herring, clams, halibut, cod, pollack, and shrimp are common catches taken from the sea. Here is Dave taking out some aggression on a 17 leg starfish. These things are notorious for getting into crab traps, in this case dungeness pots. They are pretty […]

Kodiak – Island People

Kodiak – Island People

Kodiak people Kodiak Island is really a great place to live especially for people that love to hunt and fish. There are big halibut that move with the tide between Kodiak and Near Island to the buoys on the way to Spruce Island. A good run of salmon move up the Buskin River 4 to […]

Mrs. Larsen of Kodiak

Mrs. Larsen of Kodiak

Katmai eruption of 1912 by eyewitness in Kodiak Mrs Larsen, pictured here, told me the tale of her family when they experienced the Katmai eruption of 1912. This volcano is just across the Sheilikof Straights about 100 miles distant so they were among the first to experience this mighty eruption. It was twice as powerful […]