alaska

Photos from Fairbanks, Alaska to Prudhoe Bay alvin December 12, 2019 - 7:02am

I forgot all about this, but at some point I posted large photos of my 2007 drive from Fairbanks, Alaska to Prudhoe Bay. As you can see in those photos, it’s dirt roads all the way.

Gonna have that song stuck in my head alvin December 12, 2019 - 6:36am

“Gonna have that song stuck in my head”

~ from the Tundra Comics 2019 calendar

Dreams are the windows of the soul ~ Chris Stevens alvin December 12, 2019 - 6:33am

“They say dreams are the windows of the soul. Take a peek and you can see the inner workings, the nuts and bolts.”

Ravens in Alaska help with Walmart cart returns alvin December 9, 2019 - 12:16pm

In Anchorage, Alaska, Walmart has apparently trained the ravens to help with the return of carts. If you look carefully you’ll see that there are at least five ravens in this photo.

Signpost in Anchorage, Alaska alvin December 5, 2019 - 8:21pm

If you like signs, this signpost on the corner of 4th and F streets in Anchorage, Alaska shows the distance to many other cities in the U.S. and around the world.

A sign at the Mat-Su Regional hospital in Alaska alvin November 27, 2019 - 8:33am

This is a photo of a sign at the Mat-Su Regional hospital in Alaska back in 2010. A nurse there told me that if I could read it, I was healthy enough to go home. :)

The Shrine of St. Therese, Juneau, Alaska alvin November 23, 2019 - 2:31pm

I’m not a religious person in the traditional sense of the word, but I do like to visit old churches when I travel. There are wonderful old churches throughout Alaska, and also in New Mexico.

I haven’t made it to Juneau, Alaska, yet, but when I do I want to visit the Shrine of Saint Therese. (I’m sorry, but I don’t know the origin of this photo.)

Ice skating in Alaska alvin November 19, 2019 - 9:19am

This tweet shows a terrific view of ice skating in Chickaloon, Alaska.

The disappearing Pedersen Glacier in Alaska alvin November 18, 2019 - 7:47am

The image here shows two photos of the Pedersen Glacier in Alaska. The black and white image is from 1917, and the open green field is from 2005. I found those photos in this YouTube video after viewing a short video about how warm it is in the Arctic Circle this year, where glaciers are melting during the winter instead of forming new ice.

For more information, the USGS has this page which shows many more examples of disappearing glaciers in Alaska.

Green water in southern Alaska alvin November 18, 2019 - 7:45am

One thing I learned in Alaska is that when you see green water in it, that means there’s protein in the water, which means there will be fish, and also bears. I took this photo in the Kenai Peninsula in southern-ish Alaska (southwest-ish, not southeast).