Posts in the “alaska” category

Very Old Town, One Way Out

The postal code in Stewart, British Columbia, is “VOT 1WO,” which the locals tell me stands for Very Old Town, One Way Out.

Nome National Forest (an Iditarod joke)

The “Nome National Forest.” The Iditarod race ends in Nome, Alaska, somewhere near here.

If you didn’t realize it, this is actually a joke. What you’re seeing is a bunch of Christmas trees shoved into the snow on top of some sea ice.

The image comes from this Twitter page.

Alaskan “I Voted” sticker

An “I Voted” sticker in the Koyukon-Athabaskan (native Alaskan) language. (I don’t know the original source of this image.)

Talkeetna rivers from the bridge (Alaska)

This is a summer view of the rivers in Talkeetna, Alaska from the railway bridge. The town of Talkeetna is to the left in this view, as is the Talkeetna beach area. The bridge is over the Talkeetna River, and the much larger Susitna River is crossing from right to left in front of me.

Meanwhile in Fairbanks, Alaska ...

Meanwhile in Fairbanks, Alaska, it’s -26 degrees this morning with a heat index that’s also at -26. There will be lots of sunshine today, with a high of -6. The Sun rises at 8:04am, and sets at 6:03pm. This image is from the Fairbanks, Alaska Arctic Cam, a product of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner newspaper.

Clouds pouring over a mountain, Seward, Alaska

I’m not sure what the proper term is for this effect, but there is (was) a glacier on the other side of this mountain in Seward, Alaska, and the resulting “cloud” came pouring in over the mountaintop one day when I was there.

Dog in a coffee shop, Seward, Alaska

As I was sitting in my favorite coffee shop in Seward this afternoon, a dog walked in the back door and just stood there, looking at everyone. Owner tells me he was looking for a good poker game. ;)

~ photo from Seward, Alaska, February 25, 2011