<html> <head> <meta name="keywords" content="alaska, trip, martin grumet, fairbanks, photograph, aurora, barrow, 2010, november, arctic, photographs, boise, alaska airlines, Ilisagvik, steese, north pole, Inupiat, Piuraagvik"> <meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us"> <meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft FrontPage 12.0"> <meta name="ProgId" content="FrontPage.Editor.Document"> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=unicode"> <title>November 2010 Alaska Trip of Martin Jay Grumet</title> <p> </head> <body> <p align="center"><font size="5" color="#800000">November 2010 Alaska trip of Martin Jay Grumet</font></p> <p align="center"><img border="0" src="alaskasflag.gif" width="384" height="256"></p> <p>Here are photographs from my November 2010 trip to Alaska.&nbsp; November 14, 2010 I flew from Boise to Barrow (via Seattle, Anchorage, and Fairbanks).&nbsp; November 18, 2010 I flew from Barrow to Fairbanks with a plane change in Anchorage.&nbsp; I returned to Boise November 20, 2010.</p> <p>All photographs were taken with a Nikon D90 digital single lens reflex camera.&nbsp; Most were taken with an AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G DX.&nbsp; For a few I used an AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR, and a Sigma 24mm f2.8.&nbsp; I used a Lowepro TLZ 2 case and chemical handwarmer heat packs. I made a lot of use of a Manfrotto 7302YB tripod that fits in my medium size pack. For one I used a Flashpoint Compact 8-section Tripod that fits in my parka pocket.</p> <p>Clicking on the 500 pixel photos will bring up a version that is 2000 pixels long.</p> <p>Sunday November 14, 2010</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska14nov10-01seattle2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska14nov10-01seattle500.jpg" width="500" height="331"></a> <br> Horizon 2269 from Boise arrives at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska14nov10-02anchorage2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska14nov10-02anchorage500.jpg" width="500" height="329"></a> <br> Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska14nov10-03fairbanks2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska14nov10-03fairbanks500.jpg" width="500" height="327"></a> <br> Stepping out for a break between flights at Fairbanks International Airport before taking Alaska 51 to Barrow.</p> <p>Monday November 15, 2010</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska15nov10-01barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska15nov10-01barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> King Eider Inn, where I stayed in Barrow this trip</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska15nov10-02barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska15nov10-02barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> Seen through chain link fence, Alaska 55 arrives in Barrow from Prudhoe Bay. From here it heads down to Anchorage.<br> This is a Boeing 737-400 Combi, with cargo section in front.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska15nov10-03barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska15nov10-03barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> Shogun Teriyaki House, on Ahkovak Street and Takpuk Street. It is next to King Eider Inn.<br> Open for lunch and dinner, but not breakfast.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska15nov10-04barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska15nov10-04barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> Piuraa&#289;vik [place to play] Recreation Center</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska15nov10-05barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska15nov10-05barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> Barrow City Hall</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska15nov10-06barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska15nov10-06barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> Fred Ipalook Elementary School</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska15nov10-07barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska15nov10-07barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> Electrically heated water and sewer pipes along Ahkovak Street and Isatkoak Lagoon</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska15nov10-08barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska15nov10-08barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> Alaska Commercial Value Center supermarket, Browerville.<br> Browerville is a neighborhood separated from downtown by the adjoining Isatkoak and Tasigarook Lagoons.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska15nov10-09barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska15nov10-09barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> I7isa!vik [place to learn] College. It is close to the BASC [formerly NARL] research center.<br> They are between Middle Salt Lagoon and Imikpuk Lake, several miles from downtown Barrow.<br> There is a shuttle van ($5 each way) that runs from Browerville.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska15nov10-10barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska15nov10-10barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="325"></a> <br> Bowhead whale skull by I7isa!vik College</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska15nov10-11barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska15nov10-11barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> I7isa!vik College</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska15nov10-12barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska15nov10-12barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> On the Arctic Ocean [technically the Chukchi Sea] near I7isa!vik College with BASC in background.<br> This is a very shallow section, but this is not a good time of year to go much further onto the ice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska15nov10-13barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska15nov10-13barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> The BASC [Barrow Arctic Science Consortium], formerly the NARL [Navy Arctic Research Lab]</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska15nov10-14barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska15nov10-14barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="322"></a> <br> The Northern Lights Restaurant on Herman Street, Browerville</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska15nov10-15barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska15nov10-15barrow500.jpg" width="332" height="500"></a> <br> Parkas at the AC Value Center that were locally made or modified.<br> The large fur ruffs trap a zone of warm air.</p> <p>Tuesday November 16, 2010</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska16nov10-01barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska16nov10-01barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> A view of the Alaska Airlines terminal, Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial Airport, Ahkovak Street,<br> seen from in front of the King Eider Inn</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska16nov10-02barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska16nov10-02barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="331"></a> <br> Direction sign at Ahkovak Street and Momeganna Street,looking approximately north.<br> Distances on the sign are probably correct, but some directions are way off.<br> Behind it is the Will Rogers and Wiley Post Memorial, and further back the Airport Inn.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska16nov10-03barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska16nov10-03barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> Bingo hall on Stevenson Street</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska16nov10-04barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska16nov10-04barrow500.jpg" width="331" height="500"></a> <br> Whalebone arch by the Arctic Ocean at Browerville</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska16nov10-05barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska16nov10-05barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> By the edge of the ocean near the Whalebone arch. Here you can see the ice is broken.<br> Some chunks of ice that I am standing on have been pushed ashore by the force of sea currents on the ice plates.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska16nov10-06barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska16nov10-06barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="329"></a> <br> The sea ice forms in plates that often crash together, creating a lot of clutter.<br> On the northern horizon they have formed a pretty good hill of ice, seen in this 300mm shot.<br> This is about what the eye would see through 9x binoculars.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska16nov10-07barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska16nov10-07barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="325"></a> <br> The [almost] midday sun, from Brower Street looking south across Isatkoak Lagoon to Takpuk Street.<br> It is 1:07pm AKST. Transit is at 1:12pm. This 300mm shot shows the foreground very underexposed.<br> To the left is the silhouette of Barrow High School, and to the right Shogun Teriyaki House.<br> At the end of Takpuk Street, miles away, is Ahkovak Street, and beyond that is the airport runway.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska16nov10-08barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska16nov10-08barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="331"></a> <br> View of the whalebone arch and entrance to Brower's Cafe, American and Korean food.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska16nov10-09barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska16nov10-09barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> Playground near downtown Barrow from Eben Hopson Street</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska16nov10-10barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska16nov10-10barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska16nov10-11barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska16nov10-11barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> Osaka Restaurant on Stevenson Street near Agvik Street, Arctic Ocean in background.<br> They open early and serve breakfast. The Sapporo Beer logo is for decoration.&nbsp; There is no beer served.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska16nov10-12barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska16nov10-12barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> Agvik Street near Stevenson Street. Arctic Ocean in background.<br> Top of the World Hotel and Pepe's North of the Border (which also opens early).</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska16nov10-13barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska16nov10-13barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="324"></a> <br> Looking east northeast across Ahkovak Street to the King Eider Inn,<br> the waxing gibbous moon is seen skimming above the horizon.</p> <p>Wednesday November 17, 2010</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska17nov10-01barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska17nov10-01barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> Pepe's North of the Border Mexican restaurant<br> The rectangular plaque, upper left, is from owner Fran Tate's trip to Rio de Janeiro.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska17nov10-02barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska17nov10-02barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="324"></a> <br> View of the North Slope Police Department on Agvik Street from Pepe's.<br> Temperature was mild, but wind was high that day. They closed schools and canceled morning flights.<br> My Barrow-Fairbanks ticket was for Thursday anyway.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska17nov10-03barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska17nov10-03barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="327"></a> <br> Iupiat Cleaners, Stevenson Street. <br> Most Alaskans are wearing blue jeans. I'm the oddball in my heavy wool pants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska17nov10-04barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska17nov10-04barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="323"></a> <br> Arctic Pizza, Apayauk Street</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska17nov10-05barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska17nov10-05barrow500.jpg" width="349" height="500"></a> <br> Will Rogers and Wiley Post Memorial. <br> In the windblown snow I'm wearing my synthetic hat instead of the beaver fur.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska17nov10-06barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska17nov10-06barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> Barrow High School on Takpuk Street and Okpik Street</p> <p>Thursday November 18, 2010</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska18nov10-01barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska18nov10-01barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> In the lobby of the King Eider Inn</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska18nov10-02barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska18nov10-02barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="326"></a> <br> Bruce, owner of the Osaka Restaurant</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska18nov10-03barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska18nov10-03barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> Alaska Airlines terminal, Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial Airport.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska18nov10-04barrow2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska18nov10-04barrow500.jpg" width="500" height="315"></a> <br> Alaska 55 boards in Barrow bound for Anchorage. My Manfrotto tripod is in my checked baggage.<br> 10:58am AKST, it is morning twilight, and I used the Flashpoint tripod for this shot.<br> This is a full passenger 737-400 to accommodate the backlog from Wednesday's blizzard.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska18nov10-05anchorage2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska18nov10-05anchorage500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> At Anchorage the jetway malfunctioned, and we used the rear exit. Wow, so much sunshine this far south!</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska18nov10-06fairbanks2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska18nov10-06fairbanks500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> Fairbanks International Airport<br> The fading afternoon light is matching the indoor light intensity, but of course to the camera the white balance is different.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska18nov10-07fairbanks2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska18nov10-07fairbanks500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> Fairbanks International Airport with my rental car</p> <p>Friday November 19, 2010</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska19nov10-01fairbanks2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska19nov10-01fairbanks500.jpg" width="500" height="328"></a> <br> Another stay at the Ranch Motel on South Cushman Street. It is not plush, but it is very clean.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska19nov10-02fairbanks2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska19nov10-02fairbanks500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> The Home Town Family Restaurant next to the Ranch Motel</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska19nov10-03fairbanks2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska19nov10-03fairbanks500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (Is it coincidence the Big Dipper Ice Arena is only two blocks away?)</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska19nov10-04fairbanks2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska19nov10-04fairbanks500.jpg" width="500" height="330"></a> <br> Ivory Jack's on Goldstream Road northwest of Fairbanks</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska19nov10-05steese-hwy2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska19nov10-05steese-hwy500.jpg" width="500" height="329"></a> <br> Mount Aurora Skiland. The entrance is about ten miles past Fox on the Steese Highway, near Cleary Summit.<br> From the entrance to the lift would have been impossible with a front wheel drive compact car.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska19nov10-06steese-hwy2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska19nov10-06steese-hwy500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> Mount Aurora Skiland was closed that day. There were people out trimming the brush.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska19nov10-07steese-hwy2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska19nov10-07steese-hwy500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> Mount Aurora Skiland</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska19nov10-08steese-hwy2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska19nov10-08steese-hwy500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> Felix Pedro Monument, about 5 miles past Fox on the Steese Highway.<br> Felice Pedroni a.k.a Felix Pedro discovered gold here in 1902.<br> He died in 1910, officially of a heart attack. It has been alleged his wife poisoned him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska19nov10-09north-pole2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska19nov10-09north-pole500.jpg" width="332" height="500"></a> <br> North Pole plaza, about 15 miles east southeast of Fairbanks on the Richardson Highway</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska19nov10-10north-pole2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska19nov10-10north-pole500.jpg" width="332" height="500"></a> <br> Pagoda Chinese Restaurant, North Pole, seen from the Santa Claus Lane exit of the Richardson Highway</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska19nov10-11north-pole2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska19nov10-11north-pole500.jpg" width="500" height="330"></a> <br> Santa Claus House on St. Nicholas Drive, North Pole.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska19nov10-12north-pole2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska19nov10-12north-pole500.jpg" width="500" height="332"></a> <br> Santa Claus House</p> <p><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com/alaska19nov10-13north-pole2000.jpg"> <img border="0" src="alaska19nov10-13north-pole500.jpg" width="500" height="330"></a> <br> Santa Claus House</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.martingrumet.com">Return to martingrumet.com homepage</a></p>