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North To Alaska 2011

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S: North To Alaska 2011

BC: Bucking Horse River | Bucking Horse River

FC: North to Alaska May 15, 2011 to August 15, 2011

2: We meet in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada to begin our Dream Journey, May 15, 2011

3: Vancouver, British Columbia | Museum of Anthropology & Granville Island

4: Squamish, British Columbia

5: Shannon Falls

6: Sea to Sky Highway Whistler to Prince George

7: Whistler, BC, 2010 Olympics

10: Prince Rupert to

11: Ketchikan

12: These are Tlingit and Haida works of art. They arrived about 9000 years ago when glaciers receded. | Salmon was abundant and the ocean teemed with shellfish, oysters, halibut and seals. The forests provided shelter, game and berries. Such abundance allowed time for the development of a complex social system, elaborate rituals and ceremonies, and distinctive art. | Totem Bight & Alaskan Heritage Center

13: Chainsaw Sculpture of the World

14: 890 Mile Detour | on The Alaska Highway - - Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Delta Junction, Alaska

15: Bucking Horse River | Toad River Beaver Dam | Stone Sheep | Stone Sheep

16: It's WILD out there.

17: Folded Mountain | Muncho Lake

18: Teslin, BC

19: Liard Hot Springs Provincial Park

20: Salmonberry | weir | Hammer Museum

21: Skagway

22: One American pilot – flying blind and guessing his way back to shore in fog over the Aleutian Islands – spotted a duck flying ahead of him in the mist. “I knew that duck wouldn’t fly into a cliff so I just got behind it and flew formation on it till we got in.” Pilots had no heat in the cockpit, other than what a plane’s engines generated. Windshields froze over and instruments often became unreliable. In sub-zero temperatures motor oil turns to molasses, rubber becomes brittle and cracks, and rivets fall out of their holes. In a few short minutes a solid, well-made aircraft could become a rattling and drafty collection of loose parts at 22,000 feet.

24: North Pole University of Alaska Art Museum Botanical Gardens Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center | FAIRBANKS

25: Riverboat Cruise Bar B Que Downtown Festival Salmon Bake River and back yard as airstrips

26: We flew across the Arctic Circle on June 20, 2011, Solstice.

27: In the land of the Midnight Sun, plants get abundant sunshine for a very short growing season. Water, on the other hand, is often by irrigation. Fairbanks and Anchorage boast lovely, small botanical gardens. Interesting plants are everywhere, especially along the road.

28: PALMER &

29: ANCHORAGE | WW II foxhole

30: Denali Mt. McKinley

31: Willow Pltarmigan Alaska's State bird

32: Kenai Peninsula | Double-crested Cormorant Glaucous Gull Arctic Tern Pelagic Cormorant Red-legged Kittiwake Tufted Puffin Horned Puffin Crested Auklet Rhinoceros Auklet Least Auklet Common Murre Pigeon Guillemot

34: Exit Glacier | View of 5 volcanoes from Homer, AK | HOMER

35: Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church | Rocky, the Beluga Whale | & SEWARD

37: Chicken Alaska | Foxtail Barley & Fire Weed

38: Top of the World Highway from Chicken, Alaska to Dawson City, Yukon Territory

40: Capital of the Yukon | WHITEHORSE

41: Watson Lake Signpost Forest | WATSON LAKE Signpost Forest

42: Dawson Creek, British Columbia Mile "0" Alaskan Highway | WW II joint venture between the USA and Canada turned over to the USA in 1946

43: EDMONTON ALBERTA | Wayne Gretzky Muttart Conserva-tory West Edmonton Mall

44: Jasper National Park Jasper, Alberta, Canada

45: Tangle Creek Waterfall, Grizzly Bear, Athabasca Falls, Athabasca Glacier, Endless Chain, Arctic Cotton, Mountain goats, Brown Bear Cub, pothole

50: Calgary Alberta Canada

51: Saskatchewan

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