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From the 31st of January until the 20th of August I have been in Fairbanks, Alaska! I was there for an internship at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The internship lasted 24 weeks, I stayed 5 weeks to travel around. I kept an online diary while I was there.
I have shortened this a bit, click below for the photos and stories per month. In Summer I travelled around Alaska for 4 weeks, and I made a seperate page with a trip report and many photos.
- Sunday May 30 - Fairbanks - Donnelly Creek (133 miles)
- Monday May 31 - Donnelly Creek - Sourdough (90 miles)
- Tuesday June 1 - Sourdough - McCarthy (157 miles)
- Wednesday June 2 - McCarthy
- Thursday June 3 - McCarthy
- Friday June 4 - Mc Carthy - Blue Berry Lake (147 miles)
- Saturday June 5 - Blue Berry Lake - Valdez (46 miles)
- Sunday June 6 - Valdez
- Monday June 7 - Valdez (29 miles)
- Tuesday June 8 - Valdez - Greyling Lake (82 miles)
- Wednesday June 9 - Greyling Lake - Seward (Exit Glacier Rd) (32 miles)
- Thursday June 10 - Seward - Watson Lake (82 miles)
- Friday June 11 - Watson Lake - Homer (132 miles)
- Saturday June 12 - Homer - Ninilchik (57 miles)
- Sunday June 13 - Ninilchik - Kasilov/Kenai (24 miles)
- Monday June 14 - Kenai
- Tuesday June 15 - Kenai
- Wednesday June 16 - Kenai - Potter (181 miles)
- Thursday June 17 - Potter - Kashwitna Lake (144 miles)
- Friday June 18 - Kashwitna Lake - Denali Highway (163 miles)
- Saturday June 19 - Denali Highway - Teklanika Campground (Denali NP) (61 miles)
- Sunday June 20 - Teklanika Campground (Denali NP)
- Monday June 21 - Teklanika Campground (Denali NP)
- Tuesday June 22 - Teklanika Campground (Denali NP) - Fairbanks (140 miles)
Sunday May 30 - Fairbanks - Donnelly Creek (133 miles)
We rented a basic pick up truck with a camper on the back, basically just a bed in the back of the truck, that was all. I don't like the enormous RV's (Recreational Vehicle) that you often see in the US, and I definately wouldn't enjoy driving one.
We started our trip heading towards Delta Junction. The road was beautiful, and the weather good. We saw a land spout (small tornado) in the distance!
We bought a good road map of Alaska at the Visitors Center in Delta Junction. They had a funny painting on the wall.
We stopped at a beautiful spot called the Rainbow Pass.
The Alaska Pipeline (transporting raw oil from Prudhoe Bay in the north all the way to Valdez in the south) crossed the road.
The drive was very beautiful, with a lot of nice views of the Alaska Range. We stopped at the campsite at Donnelly Creek State Recreation Site. We went for a walk and took some photos at the Creek around sunset (11:30 PM).
Date: 7/24/2009 2:25:00 PM
Sometimes it's really that simple, isn't it? I feel a little stupid for not thinking of this myself/earlier, though.
Date: 7/23/2009 4:32:00 PM
Hey, ok, I get it, I guess - but does this really work?