Our Ninja Bat Mobile sat at Chena Hot Springs for three days. When I went to start it on Saturday morning for the drive to the ferry at Haines I had no faith that it would start without assistance. The … Continue reading Alaska Highway, January 2014
We hit Fairbanks twice. We spent the night on the way to Chena Hot Springs at a hotel between first and second avenue and on Cushman. I first was here in the winters of 1974 and 1975. It was pipeline … Continue reading Fairbanks
Yesterday I posted my letter from Chena Hot Springs and promised more pictures from the Chena Ice Museum. The ice sculptures were carved by Heather and Steve Brice and are lit by colored LEDs. There is a wedding chapel, … Continue reading Chena Ice Museum
Steam rises in the cold air and we cross a creek that is running freely, not frozen. We’re at Chena Hot Springs — off the grid, no mobile phone, no internet. Public radio still gets to places in Alaska where … Continue reading Chena Hot Springs, 2014
January 2004. We spent the last two nights at Chena Hot Springs, 60 miles North East of Fairbanks. The springs were discovered in 1905 and became a resort for bone weary gold prospectors. When we arrived the temperature was reasonable, … Continue reading Chena Hot Springs
We decided to come to Chena Hot springs because the resort has built the world’s first year around ice hotel. This takes a little explaining. The resort hauled a high arched Quonset frame surplus from Prudhoe Bay and fit it … Continue reading Chena Ice Hotel and Museum, Chena Hot Springs, Alaska
In 2008 Suzi, Kevin and I took a flightseeing tour of Denali. We flew on a K2 Aviation Otter from Talkeetna and landed on a glacier. It turned out that this was the last day of the season where the planes could land on a glacier because as the summer progressed landing became unsafe. This is another post from the archives. Continue reading Denali Flightseeing.
When I posted the Autumn pictures from the MatSu valley and the archive pictures from the Alaska Highway I began thinking of fall experiences in Alaska. In August 2008 Suzi and I took the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Denali Park. By late August the colors in Interior Alaska had started to change. Continue reading Autumn on the Alaska Railroad