Friday, October 08, 2010

Various Pictures from Alaska.

I had a great time on the BLM contract this summer, but the bad thing was that I rarely had a decent enough internet connection to send pictures.

So here's trying to play catch up with some recent/old pictures.

Landing at Inigok.

A squiggly river.

Looking at Inigok from the North.

A lone Caribou.

Drew Point.

A sign on the Aurora Hotel in Prudhoe Bay

The Post Office in Deadhorse is inside the Napa Store.

A double rainbow at Inigok Camp.

A whale in Barrow.

The hill behind our camp in Ivotuk.

This thing broke down and was just abandoned.

A view near Ivotuk.

Field of Drums. These fuel barrels are left over from the
military as far back as the 1940s.

Caribou on the North Slope near the Brooks Range.

Landing at Ivotuk. Pyramid Peak in the background.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


The Bone Collectors - Pam, Dan and Ben and their 'stuff'.

The bones... Woolly Mammoth tusks and leg bones.

This is 'Our Stuff'... Angie and Becca.


Ernie fixing the NPRA 3 repeater.

Cruising along at 162mph.

Working out of Ivotuk

And old military training target. These are towed in flight behind an aircraft.

An old tundra vehicle left behind. It's easier and cheaper to just leave things than it is to haul it back out.

A DC-3 left on Noluck Lake. It was flyable when it was left, but weather and time has all but destroyed it.

Above the Nigu river, southwest of Ivotuk

The hill behind our camp at Ivotuk.

The terrain north of Ivotuk.

The terrain south west of Ivotuk.

Southwest of Ivotuk

Ivotuk Clouds.

more Ivotuk scenery.

West of Ivotuk.

Catching up

It took awhile, because internet on the North Slope is pretty poor, but here's a few shots form when we first arrived in Barrow in late May.

The "AC", the grocery store in Barrow.

Inside the BLM Office in Barrow.

Katie and Calli, the duck wranglers.

Darryl the Duck Doctor. Responsible for alien implants.

Setting up the net for a game of bad-mitten.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

On the Itkilikruich Ridge

Somewhere between Ivotuk and the Killik, south of the
Oolamnagavik and North of Kikiktat. Just follow the way
of the Inuksuk to this beautiful flower.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Land of the Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun, Barrow Alaska. Taken at 12:30 at night.

This is a shot looking out my hotel room window at the
sea ice on the Arctic Ocean.

Seals pop up through small holes to bask on top of the ice.
Polar bears roam the ice looking for the seals. They stalk them
much like a cat moving slowly while the seal is sleeping, then
freeze in place when the seal pops their head up to look
around. This continues until the polar bear, whose white fur
blends in with it's surroundings, is close enough to pounce on
the seal and eat it.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Welcome to Barrow Alaska

I finally made it to Barrow Alaska after three attempts from
a place called Umiat.

What should normally have taken about an hour and 15
minutes of flight time took three days because of really bad

We're here chasing something called the "Spectacled Eider". We
Capture them and then take them for a helicopter ride to have
transmitters put in them by a veterinarian so they can be tracked
and studied later.

One of the duck wranglers Katie, took this picture of a Polar Bear on
the edge of town in Barrow.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Heliskiing with H2O Heli Guides in Valdez Alaska

This is a video taken last month heliskiing in Valdez Alaska. If you click on the little "YouTube" emblem it'll take you to a Large High Quality video. Enjoy.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010