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Entries Tagged as 'Alaska'

Quite a year

October 27th, 2013 · Comments Off

It’s been a pretty big year since my last blog post. Traveled to Santa Barbara (saw Dana and Carolyn) and Tokyo, bought a new house next to Kitty-Kat, decent summer including an injury-free season with the ‘Shrikes, went to Idaho for Grandma’s 90th (plus 1/2) birthday, managed to get to north of the Brooks Range […]

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Tags: Alaska · blog · Fairbanks · Friends · holidays · Life · Travel

Spring is near

April 18th, 2012 · Comments Off

The past couple of weeks, I have spent a lot of time out in the Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed monitoring the snow ablation. The days have been amazing and the snow is (finally) starting to disappear. I can tell spring is near as I have my first blood stained page in my field book (from […]

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Tags: Alaska · Fairbanks · weather

New Bed

April 12th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Off and on over these past couple of years, I have had a hard time sleeping. Part of it was just my mind refusing to shut off. Part of it was just not being comfortable in my bed. A few weeks ago, I had my friend Chad build me a new custom birch bed. Chad […]

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Tags: Alaska · Friends · Life

El Toro Guapo has a birthday

March 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off

El Toro Guapo had his 3rd birthday this week. Hard to believe that I’ve had him 2.5 years already.

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Tags: Alaska · Fairbanks · Life

World Ice Art Championships

March 16th, 2012 · Comments Off

Last weekend, Shannon and I went to the World Ice Art Championships. Like last year, it was chilly and we did not stay long. As always, amazing art. The ice art is a nice reward for surviving winter! The rest of the images are in my image gallery. Shannon posted her pictures here.

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Tags: Alaska · Culture ? · Fairbanks · Friends

Attempted Ride into the Magic Bus

February 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment

After renting a couple fat bikes, we (Miriam, her house mate Joanna, and El Toro Guapo) headed out last Sunday to the Stampede Trail, located just outside of Healey. The Stampede Trail has recently gained fame as the ‘magic bus’ (Into the Wild refernce) is located off this trail. We headed out early and were […]

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Tags: Alaska · Friends · Magic Bus · Stampede Trail · Travel

This Never Gets Old

February 15th, 2012 · Comments Off

Some things never get old, no matter how many times experienced. This is what I came home to last night.

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Tags: Alaska · Aurora Borealis · Fairbanks · Life · Northern Lights · weather

Ill-timed escape

January 28th, 2012 · 1 Comment

This morning I woke up to -45C (-49F). Compounding my cold is the fact my boiler has been turned off until the repairs are finished this afternoon (need to recharge the lines in my radiant floor heat system) and my propane is in a non-gaseous state. So I don’t have any hot water (without microwaving […]

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Tags: Alaska · Culture ? · Fairbanks · Life · weather