February 2010 Alaska trip of Martin Jay Grumet

Here are photographs from my February 2010 trip to Alaska.  February 1, 2010 I flew from Boise to Fairbanks.  I returned to Boise morning of February 6, 2010 (1:05 AM departure from Fairbanks).

All photographs were taken with a Nikon D90 digital single lens reflex camera.  Most were taken with a Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G IF-ED VR II DX.  For a few I used a Nikkor AF-D 28mm f/2.8, and a Sigma 24mm f2.8.  I used a Lowepro TLZ 2 case and chemical handwarmer heat packs. I made a lot of use of a SLIK Sprint Pro tripod.

Clicking on the 500 pixel photos will bring up a version that is 1800 pixels long.

Monday February 1, 2010

 
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport


Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport


View of Denali/Mt. McKinley from Alaska Airlines 189 between Anchorage and Fairbanks

Tuesday February 2, 2010


Ranch Motel 2223 S. Cushman Street and the rented Subaru Forester


South Cushman Street


Big Dipper Ice Arena, 1920 Lathrop Street


Moose Mountain Ski Resort appears to have been open for the season but closed for the day.


Ivory Jack's, 2581 Goldstream Road


Hilltop Truck Stop, Elliott Highway


Hilltop Truck Stop, Elliott Highway


Elliott Highway near Hilltop Truck Stop


Silver Gulch Brewery, Fox


Howling Dog Saloon, Fox


Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center, south of Fox


Frozen Al Gore, on display at 1410 South Cushman Street with green electric backlighting in early evening twilight


Parking lot of Felix Pedro Historical Monument, Steese Highway,
looking approximately north at minimum auroral activity


Parking lot of Felix Pedro Historical Monument, Steese Highway,
looking approximately north at minimum auroral activity

Wednesday February 3, 2010


Frozen Al Gore, on display at 1410 South Cushman Street in late morning daylight


Riverboat Discovery III on Chena River


The Great Alaskan Bowl Company 4630 Old Airport Road


Showboat II Show Girls
It just happened to be between Fred Meyer and The Great Alaskan Bowl Company.


McDonald's 3905 Geist Road, now the second northernmost McDonald's in North America


Northbound Steese Highway splits into the Steese and Elliott Highways at Fox


Wednesday evening public session at Big Dipper Ice Arena

Thursday February 4, 2010


Scrolling temperature display on Airport Way


Pike's Landing and Pike's Waterfront Lodge from the Chena River


Congregation Or HaTzafon (Light of the North) 1744 Aurora Drive,
northernmost synagogue in North America, second northernmost in the world to Murmansk, Russia


Santa Clause House 101 Saint Nicholas Drive, North Pole (which is southeast of Fairbanks)


Santa Clause House 101 Saint Nicholas Drive, North Pole

Friday February 5, 2010


The Great Alaskan Bowl Company
revisited with a tripod because an earlier handheld shot was not very sharp


University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Alumni Drive and Farmers Loop Road


Raven at the Harold Bentley Avenue McDonald's


McDonald's 449 Harold Bentley Avenue, northernmost McDonald's in North America,
seen from Hunter Street and Johansen Expressway.
Northernmost in the world is in Finland.


Ebony & Ivory Gifts & Art 535 2nd Avenue


Ice sculpture in front of SpringHill Suites


View from Cushman Bridge of Chena River starting line of the Yukon Quest International
Sled Dog Race (which would start the next day, 11 AM February 6, 2010).
The race is 1,000 miles long to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.


Immaculate Conception Church


Immaculate Conception Church


Tanana River, south of Airport Industrial Road, looking across and downriver

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