For all the people outside of Alaska in the lower forty eight, the Iditarod is something you may or may not have heard of. Up here and to many fans around the world, its like the Alaskan Super Bowl! Now that I've been in Fairbanks for almost 6 months, I've had the amazing opportunity to learn [...]
Here I am still up in Fairbanks and surviving after almost 5 months! What a weird, wacky, wonderful adventure its been. I’ve endured -50 degree temperatures, ice rain, ice fog, darkness, several minor earthquakes and a moose encounter on the trails. There really is no place like Fairbanks! This remote outpost will always be one of the highlights [...]
I was going to do a Month 2 post but somehow that didn’t happen, so let’s combine them since it’s been almost 3 months that I’ve been here now. If anyone says to me “There’s nothing to do in Fairbanks” ever again, I’m going to slap them upside their head. If you can’t find things [...]
So I’ve been here about a month now and I’m settling into life in what is becoming an ever darker and increasingly colder spot. I woke up one recent morning in complete darkness at 8:15 AM and the temperature was -9 degrees Fahrenheit in October! Someone used the expression the other day WTF, which stands for something entirely different here [...]
Posted on 18. Oct, 2012 by halcyonhighway.
Yes it was almost 6 weeks ago that I was in Valdez, but I’ve been busy. Now that winter approaches and I’m hunkering down in Fairbanks, I’ll have time to do some catch up posts and Valdez was too awesome a destination not to get its own post. Valdez has it all, scenic beauty, an amazing boat [...]
Posted on 27. Sep, 2012 by halcyonhighway.
What do you mean you’ve never heard of Unalaska? I’d like to sound all superior about it, but the truth of the matter is, I’d never heard of it until last summer either. I met this random couple last summer who happened to mention they had just come back from a series of bird [...]
Posted on 03. Sep, 2012 by halcyonhighway.
The Alaska Highway, The Klondike, The Dempster, The Top of The World, The Tok Cut-Off and The Richardson. Ever heard of them? Probably not, however these are iconic roads known to every Alaskan. They take you through some of the most beautiful country in the world. They’ve been built so prospectors looking for riches had [...]