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Old 05-07-2012, 07:59 AM   #181
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This is the latest Enduro Alaska. It may not attract too many people to Alaska. It may, in fact drive them away:



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Old 05-09-2012, 12:02 AM   #182
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just alaska

Just a couple pics of a recent trip around eielson.



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Old 05-09-2012, 02:28 PM   #183
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Just a couple pics of a recent trip around eielson.



Love the XL!
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:42 AM   #184
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Must have set some sort of record for myself... out of Palmer northbound before 5:00 PM. (It's usually 9 PM or later, with arrival back in Glennallen by midnight or after.) The weather was gorgeous, with not a cloud in view anywhere, and the mountains still nicely snow-covered against the cobalt sky. This was just one of many stunning sights, and I had to stop for a photo before the sun got too low. Wish the brush and saplings weren't in the photo, but those things don't matter when you're seeing the scene from a moving vehicle.

About Mile 66 on the Glenn Hwy, a few miles north of Sutton -
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:25 PM   #185
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Eielson AFB

A couple photo's from eielson afb. Enjoy!!!







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Old 07-08-2012, 05:39 PM   #186
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Who needs Hawaii when you have beaches like this? This photo was taken on the 70-mile dirt road between Nome and Council, Alaska. The first 30 miles follow the Bering Sea coastline and is absolutely gorgeous!




A view of the Kigluaik Mountains, taken on the Pilgrim River bridge on the Kougarok River Road that goes 86 miles into the remote wilderness outside of Nome, Alaska.

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Old 07-11-2012, 05:40 PM   #187
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:49 PM   #188
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:31 PM   #189
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A Little Warmer...

...than those last two photos - these were taken last night on the way from Palmer to Glennallen along the nicely paved Glenn Highway (for those who don't appreciate the finer fun factor of gravel roads).

Wrapped round hay bales just outside Palmer -


The Matanuska River, with King Mt's distinctive profile visible to the left, from around Mile 59 -


Weiner Lake, around Mile 88 -


Evening sun hitting a talus slope on the west end of Fortress Ridge around Mile 96 -


The Matanuska Glacier from Mile 101 -


Peeking around from behind Lion's Head Butte is the mid-level of Matanuska Glacier -


What I saw in the rearview mirrors as the highway begins the descent from Eureka Summit into the Copper River Basin -
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:37 PM   #190
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Amazing pictures guys!
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:13 PM   #191
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Eielson Afb

A really average video, about a guy and his XR650L in alaska.


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Old 07-11-2012, 10:33 PM   #192
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:28 PM   #193
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Eskimo village

While I was riding around the Nome region on my motorcycle, I rode out to the small Inupiaq Eskimo village of Teller, Alaska, at the end of the Teller Highway about 71 miles from Nome. I was thankful to have this opportunity to get a small glimpse of village life as it's SO different from my fast-paced life in Anchorage. These folks still mostly live a traditional subsistence lifestyle and were busy fishing.

This is a view of Teller as you crest a hill. Grantley Harbor is on the right, Port Clarence on the left and the Brooks Mountains and the village of Brevig Mission are off in the distance. I had thought about hiring a boat to take me to Brevig Mission to visit that community as well, but I changed my mind. (Brevig Mission and Teller are separated by a wide channel and you have to take a boat to get there.)



This is the far end of the village. Behind me is the spit that extends out into Port Clarence. This whole area where my bike is was covered with water and strong waves during an epic storm last November.


This is the local power plant. I was able to sleep here and lock my motorcycle up inside so nothing, including all my gas, would get stolen.


One of the local welcoming committees. These cute young boys were friendly. Some of the older guys sternly asked me "what is the purpose of my visit."


The epic storm left lots of debris scattered on the spit. I thought it was pretty cool looking back at the village through the spokes of this wheel.


The village celebrated the 4th of July with various activities, including some fierce tug-of-war competitions.


Eskimo dancing and drumming ended the day's festivities. The drums' rhythms always work their way into my soul. The little boy in the brown shirt is already a very talented dancer.


These small villages are slowly dying out as the cost of living is very high and there are very few jobs. People leave to find jobs in other, bigger communities or cities. I really enjoy visiting with the elders to hear some of their stories about how life used to be for them. It's a real treat. You'll notice some "white people" in the photo above. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that 17 missionaries were in town conducting a youth bible camp. I'm not being judgmental, but at least nowadays the missionaries allow the Natives to sing, dance, and speak in their Native language without repercussions.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:07 AM   #194
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Denali Highway



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Whiskey Gulch


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Portage Glacier



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Old 07-21-2012, 07:02 PM   #195
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Excellent pics!!
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