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Jul 8, 2011 - North of the Arctic Circle

Thursday, our fourth full day in Fairbanks, was another clear-blue skies day. No rain, either. About 2 PM I was at the Fairbanks Airport getting ready to take a bush mail flight north of the Arctic Circle to the village of Anaktuvuk Pass. It’s a small village of about three hundred population within the Gates of the Arctic National Park. The village is about three hundred miles north of Fairbanks. In addition to the pilot, there were five of us in the twin-engine Piper. Three people were returning to their village. Another guy and I were...

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Aug 6, 2008 - Over the Arctic Circle and Anaktuvuk Pass

My head is still spinning with all I saw and learned and it has been cloudy and raining since I got back so I still haven't gotten a story written but as we have finally a sunny day and my internet is working I am going to post the pictures before we move on to Fairbanks today. I took a tour with Northern Alaska tour company by van and plane on the 6th., one of the only days we had nice enough weather to fly. There were 8 of us so it was a really nice tour. I shared the van/plane with a great family from the Chicago area on vacation and a...

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Jul 26, 2007 - Gates of the Artic National Park (Mail Plane to Anaktuvuk Pass)

It is a fishing day for Tom and John. Their fly-in trip falls through but they explore the Steese Highway. John catches his biggest grayling so far and sees one salmon. Barb goes to Pioneer Park. It is a lot like Smithville only done as a old mining town. I fly to Anaktuvuk Pass which is in The Gates of the Artic National Park, the second largest national park in the United States. I'm flying in the mail plane. Today the seven passengers are tourists but locals use this airline which flies into the bush 365 days of the year. We leave the...

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