G A L L E R Y
Follow me on an 'adventure' tour of the sights of Alaska.
Although you may see many of the bird / mammal species found in Alaska
in the accompanying galleries (BACK on your browser) we have left this
gallery page as a scenic tour of a visit to the beautiful state of Alaska
The State of Alaska is much larger than most may know, about 2/3 the size of the entire "lower 48"
continental US! So even if it were all 'driveable' it would take many days to cover it. However,
Alaska is mostly covered (transportation to / fro) by air and very few roads. Therefore, to see
much of the state it does require a bit of air travel, especially to the outer reaches such as the
Aleutian Islands (such as Attu /Adak Islands), the Pribilofs in the Bering Sea (St. Paul / St. George),
and St. Lawrence Island (Gambell / Savoonga) in the Bering Sea.
Reeve Aleutian Airways has gone out of business - but their map provides for a geographical view
of Alaska showing the Aleutian Island chain out to Attu Island at the far western end
-Attu (western most Aleutian Island), Shemya, Adak, Dutch Harbor, and eastward-
Barrow, Alaska (northernmost inhabited village in North America) looking north-east
with the Arctic Ocean still in ice cap on the 1st of July ! ! !
The "North Slope" just south of Barrow, AK - what nearly the entire North Slope looks like in early spring
before the ice melts. This is a huge area of nothing but frozen tundra (which also holds Anwar NWR)
Me in 1996 with Christopher (my Son) taking the picture with the still nearly frozen Arctic Ocean in July
Showing the Chukchi Sea and Beaufort Sea forming the Arctic Ocean in the north
and the Aleutian Islands along the southern portion of Alaska
some more Maps showing more details
Me, just hangin' out 70 miles north of Nome, Alaska along the
Kougarok Road - and as many miles to the nearest gas station
or civilization ! !
.....remember, there are Grizzly! Not to mention Musk Ox.
Taking off from Nome, Alaska with the Bering Sea ice cap just
breaking up in June, heading to the Yupik Inuit village of Gambell on St. Lawrence Island! ! !
View from Gambell (St. Lawrence Island), Alaska (an Inuit Eskimo Village)
overlooking the Bering Sea toward Siberia (yes, Siberia ) with a look,
honestly, at TOMORROW
The International date line runs half-way between Gambell and Siberia
(38 miles away - the mountains you see in the background)
and 19 miles away is the International Date Line thus "tomorrow", sooooo.....
you are looking at
North Slope Haul Road between Fairbanks, Alaska and the north slope
village of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Over 465 miles of pristine wilderness
with the only 'inhabited' spots being the Yukon River crossing
(a gas station) and the small village of Coldfoot,
named after explorers who got 'cold' feet
and turned around!!!
At the beginning of this road there is a sign that states "Speed Limit 55 mph next 465 miles"!!!
There is much more to come but it takes a great deal of time
to scan and upload images for your enjoyment !!
Thanks for your patience