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Day Six and Seven: The One Where We Go Home
Tuesday saw another early start, as we had plans to be at
Chena Hot Springs Resort. The reason we had to leave so early is that the road
to Chena is 56 miles long, with ice everywhere and moose too. As the shotgun
seat resident for the majority of the trip,...
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Day Six and Seven: The One Where We Go Home
Tuesday saw another early start, as we had plans to be at
Chena Hot Springs Resort. The reason we had to leave so early is that the road
to Chena is 56 miles long, with ice everywhere and moose too. As the shotgun
seat resident for the majority of the trip,...
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Day Four and Five: The Place Where the Lights Touch the Earth
Sunday saw us traveling into the interior, officially,
across a bridge with a slightly foreboding name: The Bridge to the Interior. It
doesn’t carry the same horrific connotation as something like Stampede Road
(which is where the mushing company I went out...
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Day Three: Moose Crossing
Moose Count: 14 Arctic Hare Count: 1 What
a day! It was an exciting one, that saw us start our day at 7:30am, and saw it
end at 2:30am (last night as I write this). I’ll be honest and say that I would
have written up this post yesterday, if not for the fact...
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Day Three: Moose Crossing
Moose Count: 14 Arctic Hare Count: 1 What
a day! It was an exciting one, that saw us start our day at 7:30am, and saw it
end at 2:30am (last night as I write this). I’ll be honest and say that I would
have written up this post yesterday, if not for the fact...
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Day Three: Moose Crossing
Moose Count: 14 Arctic Hare Count: 1 What
a day! It was an exciting one, that saw us start our day at 7:30am, and saw it
end at 2:30am (last night as I write this). I’ll be honest and say that I would
have written up this post yesterday, if not for the fact...
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Day Two: Am I Ready for the Iditarod Yet?
Moose Count: 9 Caribou Count: 20 Today was a great day. Because half of the people who elected to go dog mushing had to be at Healy at noon (or around that time). Surprise: I was in this group (which really shouldn't surprise anyone). After having breakfast...
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Day One: No Sleep Crew
There comes a time in everyone's life when they learn how to sleep in an upright position on an airplane. For me, that day came today. I knew that it was going to be a long day spent mostly in the air, and with a 4am wake-up call, not sleeping the night bef...
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I just packed a swimsuit for Alaska, what did you do today?
12 Hours Until Departure You read the headline, yes I did indeed just throw a swimsuit into my suitcase for a trip close to the Arctic Circle. Tomorrow morning I will be embarking on my newest adventure to Alaska with my school. As a Florida Southern studen...
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Summer Camp for College Students
Yesterday, the orientation group I am in for this extravaganza came up with the idea that orientation is essentially summer camp, in that every second of our day, and almost all of it is compulsory. Granted it is very fun, but we are herded from one place t...
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