As one last photo of Alaska (for the time being), here’s the Arctic Circle sign that you’ll find on the Dalton Highway north of Fairbanks, on the way up north to places like Deadhorse and Prudhoe Bay.
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.
(Click the image to see a much larger version.)
A photo showing a very small part of the Dalton Highway, which is the one and only road to Deadhorse and Prudhoe Bay. The Alaska Pipeline is shown in the left side of the photo. I took this photo while driving north in late August, 2007.
The Arctic Circle sign off the Dalton Highway in Alaska. If I remember right, this is less than an hour's drive from Fairbanks.