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February 3, 2013

The Last Train to Nowhere in Pictures

I thought I would continue with a few more posts from Alaska. My husband and I were in Nome, Alaska during July – September 2012. On sunny (and some stormy) days we were generally working. However, on days with poor weather and high seas or winds, we often had some time to explore Nome and the surrounds. One day, we drove up the road to visit The Last Train to Nowhere, …

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December 18, 2012

Newspaper Clippings from the 1964 Alaska Earthquake at Gwennie’s

I’d like to write a few more posts about my visit to Alaska earlier this year. In case you missed them, here are some earlier posts about Alaska: Off to Alaska… Geology Word of the Week: G is for Glacial Erratic Iditarod Start and Finish A Drive to Salmon Lake, Alaska in Pictures Nome, Alaska in Pictures: Part I Nome, Alaska in Pictures: Part II Nome, Alaska in Pictures: Part …

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October 12, 2012

Iditarod Start and Finish

When my husband Jackie and I were working in Alaska back in late July through mid-September, we spent time both in Anchorage and in the little town of Nome. While we were in Alaska, we learned a fair amount about the famous Iditarod sled dog race. This is probably because the Iditarod starts in Anchorage and ends in Nome. We traveled to Nome by airplane, not sled dog, but we did make …

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October 3, 2012

A Drive to Salmon Lake, Alaska in Pictures

On one of our last days in Nome, Alaska, my husband and I had the opportunity to drive up the road to a little place called Salmon Lake. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management operates a summer campground on the shore of Salmon Lake. We drove up to Salmon Lake to check out the beautiful scenery (especially the gorgeous, snow-capped Kigluaik Mountains) and also to take a look at some regional …

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September 30, 2012

Nome, Alaska in Pictures: Part III

Today I thought I’d share a few more pictures from the two months that my husband Jackie and I recently spent working in Nome, Alaska. You can find more pictures of Nome in Part I and Part II. Enjoy!

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September 24, 2012

Nome, Alaska in Pictures: Part II

Here are some more pictures from the two months which my husband and I recently spent working in Nome, Alaska. Today I thought I’d share some pictures of the town square, which is called Anvil City Square. The town square is adorned with several items which honor the town’s gold mining history (a giant gold pan, gold dredge buckets, statues of the people who first discovered the gold, and information …

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September 18, 2012

Nome, Alaska in Pictures: Part I

I haven’t done an “…in Pictures” post for awhile, and I have many, many photographs from Nome, Alaska to share with you. I just spent 2 months living and working in Nome, which is an unusual town filled with gold miners in the summer and sled dog racers in the winter. About 3,000 people call Nome home year round. No roads lead to Nome, so everything (people, cars, mining equipment, …

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September 17, 2012

Monday Geology Picture(s): Garnet Sands in Nome, Alaska

Above is a gorgeous beach sand picture for this week’s Monday Geology Picture. I took this picture a few weeks ago in Nome, Alaska after a summer storm. The beaches of Nome are rich in red garnet grains. The beaches of Nome are also very rich in grains of gold, and you can bet that if you pan some of the red garnet sand along the Nome beaches, you will …

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September 10, 2012

Bering Sea Sunset

I just finished my last work shift here in Nome, Alaska and will soon be headed home to Cape Town, South Africa. I’ll just be in Nome for a couple more days to pack and wrap up a few loose ends. By Friday, I’ll be back home! The weather in Nome has mostly been cold and rainy over these past 2 months, but yesterday was a warm (for Nome, so …

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September 5, 2012

Muskoxen Near Nome, Alaska

Here’s a little biological interlude: pictures of some muskoxen which I encountered on the arctic tundra just outside of Nome, where I’m currently working. There is some tension between the muskoxen and the citizens of Nome. Muskoxen can be aggressive towards dogs and small children, and they often wander into people’s backyards. Here’s a recent example of some of the tension between muskoxen, people, and dogs. Personally, I like observing the …

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