Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Village in the Arctic

The log church in Arctic Village is situated in the shadow of the Brooks Range.

I traveled a couple hundred miles north of Fairbanks today to do some work in Arctic Village. This remote and isolated community lies north of the arctic circle along the southern boundary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The village is only accessible by small aircraft and everything must be flown in. The consequences of such isolation are very high prices -- gas was going for a spendy $9.50 per gallon.

Arriving back in the thriving metropolis of Fairbanks smack dab in the middle of interior Alaska.

2 comments:

Bevy said...

I was there in the 70's w/my Trooper hubby ... Sure is alot of water there! My second hubby said that 90% of Alaska was covered in water. Being a surveyer I guess he would know - walked around in those sorel boots. :)
God bless and thanks for the lovely photos! ;)

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