Welcome to Fairbanks
Malemute Saloon in Ester, near Fairbanks, an old gold mining camp, alive for the tourists...
Show in Ester's Malemute Saloon
Santa Claus' house in North Pole, a village some 30 km from Fairbanks
Near the Canadian border on the "Top of the World" highway
Along the "Top of the World" highway
Dawson City (Yukon, Canada), still the old goldrush city...
The Yukon Five Finger rapids.
Old Yukon river boat in Whitehorse (Yukon, Canada).
The smallest desert of the world on the road from Whitehorse (Canada) to Skagway (Alaska, USA)
The moonlandscape on the road to Skagway
Skagway with large cruise ship.
Skagway tourist information.
Skagway railway station for the White Pass - Yukon railroad
Fishing bear near Haines...
...with three cubs.
On the way from Haines to Haines Junction.
View of a glacier valley, Kluane national park (again Canada)
Alyeska (Trans Alaska) pipe line (again Alaska).
Alaska range, view from the Denali highway, the worst "official" road in Alaska:
160 km (100 miles) of potholed gravel...
The last trumpet swans before heading South (the swans and us...)
Different morenes form lakes, and the right one is the base for the road.
Rainbow over the Denali highway
The largest peak of North America: Mount McKinley (near 7,000 m - 20,000 ft) at sunset.
North side view of the Chugach mountains, from the Glenn highway.
The Worthington glacier, near Valdez.
Sunset at Valdez.
Mount Drum dominates Glennallen
Back in Anchorage/Girdwood, "flightseeing" during the helicopter flight with daughter Ann:
20 mile glacier in the Chugach mountains...
...and Colony glacier...
...and Colony glacier again...
...and Colony glacier overview.
View of the Prince William Sound.
Sunset at Homer
The Russian influence still is visible (Kasilov).
In Seward investigations about the quality of the salmon (Univ. of Alaska, Seward) are done.
In the background, a large cruiseship.
Near Seward you can find Exit glacier in the Kenai National Park.
On the glacier: in the middle a black bear walking to the other side.
Nathan (friend of Ann) stands on the summer weekend market of Anchorage with reindeer hot dogs and buffalo burgers...
To celebrate the new house: house party for friends and neighbours.
Everybody brings something in, that is distributed and eaten by everyone.
It may be that their house is on the old route of the reindeer from the mountains to the sea:
one evening, mother and child were walking through the garden.
A few weeks later, there was a black bear in the garden...
Even more life around the house: a nest of (a kind of) blackbirds...
...even the squirrel likes (some of the) bird seeds!
As thanks for the painting and garden work, we received a free ride with the dog sledge.
First by helicopter to the glacier, where dogs and drivers wait for us.
Every dog has its own cage and run around place. Each group on turn may pull the sledge.
In that way they are kept trained in summer for the thoughest sledge race of the world: de Iditatrod.
Everybody may help to put the dogs on the thowing line.
The first run gets off!
We were in the last run, with a lot of speed we were shaken around!
Beluga whale family in the Turnagain Arm.
Sunset over the Turnagain Arm on the road from Girdwood to Anchorage.
That was the end of a nice trip to Alaska. Incredible numbers of wildlife, beautiful nature!
A good starting point (and lots of documentation) for a trip to Alaska:
On the net: 1 October, 2005.
Last update: 2 november 2008.
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