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Jun 25, 2016 - Arctic Ocean, Dalton Higway, Coldfoot Trucker Camp

Today is June 25! Hello everyone I've missed a couple of days of posting!! We were headed back to Fairbanks from Deadhorse and the Arctic Ocean and had no services. To say the least, our ride back was quite adventurous!! Before we headed out, we took a tour from our hotel out to the Arctic Ocean. We traversed through the oil fields to get out to the ocean. We had 6 others on the tour with us. The ocean still had some ice, which we were able to walk out on!! Hopefully you saw the photos on Facebook. Back to the hotel for a quick lunch, the...

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Jul 2, 2015 - Coldfoot, Alaska

Arranged by Northern Alaska Tour Co. we departed Fairbanks approximately 1:20 PM by way of a small plane (Piper) and arrived in Coldfoot, 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle at 2:20 PM. Due to the fires in Alaska smoke made visibility poor. We were at Coldfoot for a short time, ate lunch and took some pics. Coldfoot was first settled by gold seekers but after being stranded there a winter most of them left - and hence, "cold feet" became Coldfoot. It is mostly a truck stop and airport. It has a very nice information center. 280 miles back...

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Perkins Alaska Trip

Jun 24, 2015 - Coldfoot AK - Arctic Circle / Dalton Highway

Out of Fairbanks, we took a fly/drive tour to the Arctic Circle . That was cool, but not as good as it could have been because of all the smoke from the fires in the area. We flew up to Coldfoot AK at the start of the tour - we were flying blind for at least half of the trip because of the smoke. Even the pilot was surprised things didn't clear off sooner. No worries, though, he found the blue sky and we got a good look at the area from the sky. Also saw several fires. Our first stop was Coldfoot, population 12. The town is basically a...

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Retired at Last!

Jul 6, 2014 - Heading back south

We were sure to have a full tank of gas before leaving Prudhoe Bay. There are 2 stations in town, $5.50 a gallon. It could be worse! Since there is only one 500-mile road into and out of Deadhorse, we retraced our route back south. About ten miles out of town we saw a herd of muskoxen. We took pictures and watched them for a few minutes. The tour guide explained that American frontiersmen over hunted the muskoxen to extinction. “Recently,” the US purchased some muskoxen from Norway/Finland(?). Now, they are making a comeback in Alaska. We...

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Jul 4, 2014 - Second Day on the Dalton Highway

We generally drive about 30 mph. Lots of potholes. We stopped in Coldfoot to camp, but no electricity for RVs, contrary to what they had told us by phone. We went in their restaurant, which is naturally very rustic. I got Dick an Arctic Circle hat pin. Then we toured the Arctic Circle Interagency Visitor’s Center before driving on. The visitor’s center was wonderful. We learned that the nearby village of Wiseman (population about 17) had a Fourth of July celebration. Interestingly, it was not until July 5, so we provided our regrets. (We...

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Jul 17, 2013 - Fairbanks

Friday, July 13, 2013 We left Tok about noon and only drove about 100 miles. Along the way we had some great views of the Alaska Mountain range, it was hard to tell where the snow ended and the clouds began. Along the way we saw a moose eating in a roadside pond but by the time we got back to take a picture a tour bus stopped and scared it away. There is a lot of fire weed along the road making a purple path down both sides. We stopped at the visitor center in Delta Junction and spent some time talking to a couple from North Carolina. They...

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Jul 2, 2013 - Looking Fairbanks over and Across the Artic Circle to Coldfoot, AK

On Monday afternoon we went to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum. We spent about three hours looking at exhibits and watching three different thirty minute movies. This was very worthwhile. I liked the prehistoric mammals and gold rush exhibits the best. Ruth Ann liked the old native America clothing and it's decorative trim. Tuesday afternoon we took off in the jeep for the Dalton Highway with plans to drive up about 250 miles to cross the arctic circle and stay in Coldfoot which is sixty miles north of the arctic circle and...

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Aug 22, 2012 - heading way, way north

The Dalton Highway was built in the 1970's after oil was discovered in Prudhoe Bay. At first the highway was called the "Haul Road," because almost everything supporting oil pipeline development was hauled by tractor trailer rigs to its final destination. When we were here last the Dalton was only open to commercial traffic, but starting in 1994 tourist traffic was allowed all the way to Deadhorse, a few miles from the Arctic Ocean. The idea of driving all the way to the Arctic intrigued us, but we heard nothing, but scary stories about...

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Aug 20, 2012 - coldfoot

while in fairbanks, flew to coldfoot, and then drove back. stopped for pic's at the artic circle. saw miles and miles of pipeline. the pipeline is not attached at all, but just sitting on it's supports, so it can move. they say it moves as mush as 6 feet with temp changes, and when they had earthquake few yrs ago, it moved so much some even came off supports, without being damaged!! Was hpoing to see northen lights, but this time of year it's only dark enough long about 1 to 3 at night, and then of course it has to be clear. sure can't...

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Jun 27, 2012 - Day 13 - Wednesday, June 27, 2012

This morning we got up early and took a cab to Northern Alaskan Tour Company in Fairbanks, Alaska. There we met up with five other people that would be heading on a two day trip in a passenger van to the Arctic Ocean with us and back by plane. When checking in, Keith and I were told they did not have room for everyone on the small plane back from Deadhorse so they booked us a flight on another aircraft at a later time. We were going to be separated from Janette and Jerald at Deadhorse. The tour company would pay for our flight, but we were...

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Jun 27, 2012 - Coldfoot, Alaska

I left the FamCamp at 06:43AM and arrived at the kennel to drop off my dog at 07:03AM. I departed the kennel at 07:09AM and arrived at the Northern Alaska Tour Company at 07:26AM. I parked the SUV in the lot across the street and went over to sign in for the tour. Got my bags weighed, ordered lunch for the day, and received my itinerary. We received a short briefing on the day’s activities and nine of us and a driver departed for Coldfoot, Alaska at 08:25AM. Most of today’s drive was in the rain with some places also having fog. Everywhere...

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Jul 28, 2011 - Coldfoot

We headed out in the morning with the realization that we were starting our Southerner migration. I think we are a few days behind the birds as their numbers have decreased her over the last week. On our way down the Dalton we spotted a lone Musk Ox that was walking parallel to the road. After taking several pictures I got a head of it and parked the truck and walked down to the Sagavanirktok River I intercepted the Ox as it crossed to an island. The Musk Ok was no more than 75 yards away. Our luck continued as we spotted an Arctic Wolf...

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