WHITE MOUNTAINS, AK - A 10-day, 100-mile hut to hut ski trip in the Alaskan Interior.
WHITE MOUNTAINS, AK - An awesome display of the Aurora Borealis right over Caribou Bluff Cabin on our 10-day, 100-mile hut to hut ski trip in the Alaskan Interior. Can you spot Orion's Belt?
Great fall colors out on the tundra as we head back to camp to pack up and head back to Nome.
Exploring the area around Nome, Alaska: Salmon Lake & Pilgrim Springs.
Salmon Lake, Grouse Creek and Forrest heading out of the Kigluaik Mountains. Oh, and the Salmon Lake airstrip in the upper left corner.
Forrest sits above Grouse Creek and heads up into the Kigluaik Mountains, a 42 mile mountain chain on the Seward Peninsula.
Forrest follows Grouse Creek and heads up into the Kigluaik Mountains, a 42 mile mountain chain on the Seward Peninsula.
The view from our hike up into the hills above Salmon Lake.
Frozen in the creek.
Forrest gets an idea...
Walking around Salmon Lake
We left out pots out, and they gathered a bit of frost overnight... Forrest let water in his mug and it was pretty much frozen solid. It took a few cups of hot water to get it back so he could have tea.
Forrest take a moment in the evening on the shore of Salmon Lake after we hitch a ride from Pilgrim Springs.
Salmon Lake Camp
The old Pilgrim Springs orphenage building and church from the days when the children were quarrentined from the adults who were all getting diphtheria. This is how the Iditerod started to transport the serum to Nome from Anchorage. This is about 60 miles from Nome.
On the road out of Nome.
Raindeer, or caribu - depending on if they are domisticated or not. Hard to tell here, but we found out later this is someone's herd, so... raindeer.
The open landscape beyond Nome.
NOME, AK - Scout blinks in the sun on the ride out to Pilgrim Springs.
The road out to Salmon Lake and Pilgrim Springs.
Forrest checks in with his iPhone the next morning.
Sunset from camp.
The largest gold pan and the Three Lucky Sweeds who got it all going.
Across the street from the beach an old gold dredge sits right where someone left it many years ago.
Front of the dredge.
Old gold dredge