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    Yes I have a lot of fun with these threads. I love sharing Alaska. Thanks for indulging me and participating.

    Alaska 2014

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    Of course I am starting off the party with a Yukon Quest video. The Quest is our 1000 mile international dog sled race. I work at one of the remote checkpoints (Mile 101).

    Race starts in 30 days in Whitehorse, Yukon Territories, Canada and ends here in Fairbanks, AK, USA 9 days to two weeks later depending on if you are front of the pack or back of the pack.




    It is currently -21F. Sunrise is 10:45am and sunset is 15:10 for a length of day of 4:25. Now that we have passed Solstice, our daylight is returning. Yay.
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    The World's Very First REAL-TIME Northern Lights Captured in 4K Ultra High Definition by my friend Ronn Murray. Ok, we're not friends in person, just on Facebook. I know who he is as do all aurora photographers around here but he probably has no idea who I am hahhaha. But he is doing amazing things this year.

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    I glad you decided to start another edition....always great pic's and vids......from some one that's doing it.



    Cleared up today, down here in Louisiana, had been raining and cold (for here) 30 and 40's.......
    Lot's of mud.
    Louisiana snow man.....
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    Looking to head back to Wisconsin tomorrow.....where the temp are below zero.
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    Hahha that's hilarious! Going up to the place huh? How long will you be up there?
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    No, heading back to Kenosha....home..."The Place" is kinda shut down till March...although we have been know to head over for week or two in the winter.

    We have been down here in Louisiana since before Christmas....so time to head back.
    Trying to avoid snow and ice storms.
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    Grrrrreat videos. We have plenty of snow here but I don't think Onyx would pull a sled.

    I've always wanted to see the aurora but, as many times as it's threatened to appear here and wipe out all our electronics, it keeps renigging.
    True enough, my final home is still out there, but this is most certainly my home range and I love it. I love every rock I fall off and tree I trip over. Even when I am close to dying from exhaustion, a beautiful sunset doesn't lose it's power to refresh and inspire me and that, in itself, is enough to save me sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    No, heading back to Kenosha....home..."The Place" is kinda shut down till March...although we have been know to head over for week or two in the winter.

    We have been down here in Louisiana since before Christmas....so time to head back.
    Trying to avoid snow and ice storms.
    Oh yea, I'm getting my places mixed up lol.
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    Yeah, I move around some.....
    Was gonna snow bird down here, but isn't really all that warm....LOL
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    Just found this video browsing around youtube. Unlike the other "dry cabin" video I have posted before, I actually don't know any of these people lol.

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    Awe inspiring vids. Makes me want to go.

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    Now I want a husky. And to go on a trip to Alaska. That would require either a long time boarding her or a frozen dog.
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    Thanks for starting the new edition star, I always look forward to your posts.
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    Thank you for posting those pictures about Alaska, the Aurora Borealis video is fantastic, never seen one just in pictures. Looking at the other videos brought me back in time when I had Lobo, someone abandoned him and I found him outside by my house on a snowy December, the vet said he was about 2 years old when we found him, we had him for 15 more and died of old age house, he was a great dog.

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    1stimestar WOW THANKS!!! I have never seen the Aurora Borealis so this was excellent.

    Love your posts.
    I am in Central WI and it has been almost as cold for a full week as near you. Highs are 0F or below; wind chills are non-stop at -25F to -40F. Even for us hardened WI people, this is cold. They warn you 10 minutes at these wind chills = frostbite so I can't even go hiking.

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    A glimpse of life in Barrow.

    Why do I live in Alaska? Because I can.

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    Real nice video about life in Alaska, thanks 1 stimestar. I figured that food would be expensive in Alaska, but not that expensive, that is an eye opener of me.

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    Taken with my cell phone about 3 this afternoon, over the Tanana River.

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    Great pics as always.


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    Dandruff. She does live in God's country ya know.

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    Yea, the newest shipment of Head and Shoulders got stuck in the ice on the barge.
    Why do I live in Alaska? Because I can.

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