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Click to see group pictures (2)These are Alaska photos from March 3-10, 2006. Click on the thumbnails to view photos. There are two sizes: 650x433 for smaller screens and 900x600 for larger screens.
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1a 40 Preview photos Sample mix of photos 3/13/2006
1b Click to see group pictures (2) 2 Group photos 2 group photos - one at Chena Hot Springs and one at Portage Lake. 3/13/2006
2 Northern Lights - 3/4/2006 Northern Lights - 3/4/2006 24 Northern lights - 3/4/2006 Photos of Aurora Borealis on March 4, 2006, at Aurora Cabin, Fairbanks. 3/14/2006
3 Northern Lights - 3/6/2006 Northern Lights - 3/6/2006 75 Northern lights - 3/6/2006 Photos of Aurora Borealis on March 6, 2006 in Chena Hot Springs. 3/14/2006
Photos ordered by date:
March 3, 2006
4 Travel date   23 3/3/2006 Traveling Traveling from San Francisco to Salt Lake City to Anchorage 3/16/2006
March 4, 2006
5 Iditarod race - in Anchorage Iditarod race - in Anchorage 110 3/4/2006 Iditarod race Anchorage - start of Iditarod race 3/16/2006
6 Anchorage - Alaska Native Heritage Center Anchorage - Alaska Native Heritage Center 32 3/4/2006 Native Heritage Center Anchorage - Alaska Native Heritage Center 3/16/2006
7 Scenery from Anchorage to Fairbanks Scenery from Anchorage to Fairbanks 57 3/4/2006 Anchorage to Fairbanks Scenery from Anchorage to Fairbanks 3/16/2006
8 Northern light at Aurora Cabin, Fairbanks Northern light at Aurora Cabin, Fairbanks 33 3/4/2006 Aurora Cabin, 650x433 Northern light at Aurora Cabin, Fairbanks 3/16/2006
March 5, 2006
9 North Pole - Santa Claus House North Pole - Santa Claus House 60 3/5/2006 Fairbanks, North Pole, 650x433 Fairbanks, North Pole - Santa Claus House 3/20/2006
10 Fairbanks - 2006 World Ice Art Championships - daytime Fairbanks - 2006 World Ice Art Championships - daytime 93 3/5/2006 World Ice Art Championships - Daytime Fairbanks - 2006 World Ice Art Championships - daytime 3/20/2006
11 2006 World Ice Art Championships - nighttime, colorful! 2006 World Ice Art Championships - nighttime, colorful! 74 3/5/2006 World Ice Art Championships - Nighttime Fairbanks - 2006 World Ice Art Championships - nighttime, colorful! 3/20/2006
March 6, 2006
12 3/6/2006 UAF museum 3/6/2006 UAF museum 57 3/6/2006 UAF museum Fairbanks - University of Alaska Museum of the North 3/23/2006
13 3/6/2006 Alaskan Bowl Company 3/6/2006 Alaskan Bowl Company 42 3/6/2006 Alaskan Bowl Company Fairbanks - The Great Alaskan Bowl Company. Makers of unique bowls from Alaskan birches. 3/23/2006
14 3/6/2006 Trans-Alaska Pipeline 3/6/2006 Trans-Alaska Pipeline 41 3/6/2006 Trans-Alaska Pipeline Fairbanks - a look at the 800-mile trans Alaska pipeline built by Alyeska Pipeline company. 3/23/2006
15 3/6/2006 Chena Hot Springs 3/6/2006 Chena Hot Springs 38 3/6/2006 Chena Hot Springs Chena Hot Springs - about an hour from Fairbanks. These are photos of the grounds. 3/23/2006
16 3/6/2006 Chena Hot Springs - tour member photos 3/6/2006 Chena Hot Springs - tour member photos 56 3/6/2006 Chena Hot Springs - tour member photos Chena Hot Springs - photos of members of the tour taking a dip in the hot springs under a setting sun. The water was 90-110F! 3/23/2006
17 3/6/2006 Chena Hot Springs - the wait for the lights 3/6/2006 Chena Hot Springs - the wait for the lights 27 3/6/2006 Chena Hot Springs - the wait for the lights Chena Hot Springs - night photos of the springs and snow-covered trails. Preparing and waiting for the northern lights to appear. 3/23/2006
18 3/6/2006 Chena Hot Springs - northern lights 3/6/2006 Chena Hot Springs - northern lights 74 3/6/2006 Chena Hot Springs - northern lights Chena Hot Springs - the northern lights were finally visible after the clouds cleared at around 2 am. The show lasted till about 5 am. 3/23/2006
March 7, 2006
19 3/7/2006 Chena Hot Springs in the morning. 3/7/2006 Chena Hot Springs in the morning. 60 3/7/2006 Chena Hot Springs in the morning. Chena Hot Springs in the early morning. The morning light and bright blue skies showed just how beautiful this place was. 3/24/2006
20 3/7/2006 Aurora Ice Museum & Stoli Ice Bar 3/7/2006 Aurora Ice Museum & Stoli Ice Bar 28 3/7/2006 Aurora Ice Museum & Stoli Ice Bar Chena Hot Springs - the Aurora Ice Museum/Hotel and Stoli Ice Bar. A fully function all-year round ice hotel. People like to get married here or stay at one of the few ice-constructed rooms 3/24/2006
21 3/7/2006 Chena Hot Springs to Anchorage 3/7/2006 Chena Hot Springs to Anchorage 70 3/7/2006 Chena Hot Springs to Anchorage On the road from Chena Hot Springs back to Anchorage - about a 7 hr drive. Beautiful weather and amazing landscape. 3/24/2006
March 8, 2006
22 3/8/2006 Anchorage - snow art, ulu factory 3/8/2006 Anchorage - snow art, ulu factory 55 3/8/2006 Anchorage - snow art, ulu factory Today we're back in Anchorage, staying at the Westmark hotel again. Start the day visiting the snow art, the ulu (native Alaskan utility knife) factory, and learned about captain Cook 3/24/2006
23 3/8/2006 Anchorage - public lands center, chocolate factory 3/8/2006 Anchorage - public lands center, chocolate factory 46 3/8/2006 Anchorage - public lands center, chocolate factory Learned a bit of history about Alaska at the Public Lands Center, watched a documentary about the 1964 earthquake - scale 9.2 - strongest US quake to date. Then we went to the Wild Berry Products chocolate and candies factory. 3/24/2006
24 3/8/2006 Anchorage - self tour 3/8/2006 Anchorage - self tour 61 3/8/2006 Anchorage - self tour Walked around the downtown (west portion) Anchorage on my own. Walked along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and took some photos from top of Captain Cook hotel, in The Crow's Nest restaurant. 3/24/2006
25 3/8/2006 Alaska King Crab dinner at Phyllis's Cafe 3/8/2006 Alaska King Crab dinner at Phyllis's Cafe 28 3/8/2006 Alaska King Crab dinner at Phyllis's Cafe A trip to Alaska isn't complete without a King Crab dinner, which we had at Phyllis's Cafe. Both the food and service were excellent! 3/24/2006
26 3/8/2006 Anchorage nightscape 3/8/2006 Anchorage nightscape 6 3/8/2006 Anchorage nightscape I went to the top of the Anchorage Westmark hotel to take a few photos of Anchorage downtown at night. 3/24/2006
March 9, 2006
27 3/9/2006 Pre-dawn Anchorage - UAA, downtown 3/9/2006 Pre-dawn Anchorage - UAA, downtown 34 3/9/2006 Pre-dawn Anchorage - UAA, downtown I took a bus to University of Alaska Anchorage before sunrise to try to catch a glimpse of moose, but didn't see any. Took some sunrise photos instead! 3/27/2006
28 3/9/2006 To Seward - Turnagain Arm 3/9/2006 To Seward - Turnagain Arm 87 3/9/2006 To Seward - Turnagain
Arm
Leaving Anchorage and heading for Seward. This stretch is called Turnagain Arm, where the tide averages over 35 feet (~10 meter). 3/27/2006
29 3/9/2006 Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center 3/9/2006 Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center 48 3/9/2006 Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center At the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, we saw the American bald eagle, a brown bear, bisons, elks, moose, and musk oxes. 3/27/2006
30 3/9/2006 To Seward - Seward Highway 3/9/2006 To Seward - Seward Highway 31 3/9/2006 To Seward - Seward Highway After the wildlife center, we stopped at a few places along the Seward highway to admire the scenery and breathe the fresh air. 3/27/2006
31 3/9/2006 Town of Seward 3/9/2006 Town of Seward 59 3/9/2006 Town of Seward The town of Seward was pretty quiet this time of year, but still, 2 chinese buffet restaurants were open. The Seward bay was breathtakingly beautiful! 3/27/2006
32 3/9/2006 To Anchorage via Seward Highway 3/9/2006 To Anchorage via Seward Highway 31 3/9/2006 To Anchorage via Seward Highway This is on the Seward Highway back to Anchorage. 3/27/2006
33 3/9/2006 Portage Valley 3/9/2006 Portage Valley 36 3/9/2006 Portage Valley The glaciers were all mostly covered by a thick layer of snow. But we did see a few glimpses of blue in several places. 3/27/2006
34 3/9/2006 Back to Anchorage; Alyeska Resort 3/9/2006 Back to Anchorage; Alyeska Resort 25 3/9/2006 Back to Anchorage; Alyeska Resort The sun was setting on the road back to Anchorage. This stretch is the Turnagain Arm. We stopped by the Alyeska Hotel which had its very own mountain and ski-lifts. 3/27/2006
March 10, 2006
35 3/10/2006 Travel day - Anchorage to SF   13 3/10/2006 Travel day - Anchorage to SF The 1am flight from Anchorage afforded a view of the sunrise as we arrived at Salt Lake City airport. Then I boarded a small Skywest plane to SF, arriving around 9:30 am SF time. 3/27/2006
Photo sets last updated 3/27/2006