Happy 2020! Jack has been seeing very cold temperatures up on the Dalton. It’s been as cold as 40 below around Fairbanks but closer to 60 below up north. Here are some photos from the recent weeks. Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and has a terrific 2020!
Click here to go to the Anchorage Daily News and find out what happens at these cold temperatures.
Posted in Miscellaneous, Scenery, Trucking Tagged alaska, chena, cold, environment, fairbanks, freezing, ice fog, jack jessee, nature, river, snow, temperatures, truck driving, trucking, UAF, winter
Here are more photos from when Jack was leaving Prudhoe on June 6th. There’s more info on the captions. Click on the first one and scroll to the right.
The gap on the right between the tundra and the road used to be road.
This gravel was part of the old road.
The trench where the fiber optic cable is was eroded.
This is where the river normally is.
More wash out.
The mile marker had a rough time of it.
Old gravel, for the new road.
Gearing up for road “reconstruction”.
The start of the new gravel pit, for the new road job.
Equipment in front of the gravel pit.
The top is what’s left of the berm that was created a while ago and the gaps underneath are where the river was flowing.
You can see one of the trenches that were created in hopes of reigning in the river, in the background to the left.
The right side of the road has been eroded. More on the next post.
Posted in Trucking Tagged alaska, dalton highway, drive, environment, flooded highway, flooded road, frozen river, heavy equipment, highway, highway construction, ice, ice road truckers, jack jessee, Prudhoe Bay, river, road, road construction, Sag River, snow, transportation, truck, truck driving, trucker, trucking, vehicle
2004 was the worst summer for smoke in Fairbanks EVER, at least as far as we’re concerned!
The smoke hung around for over 3 weeks. It was rough. Here are before and after photos from that summer:
I shouldn’t have been out taking photos in this stuff! This is the Chena River and the 2 buildings are the Key Bank building and the Springhill Suites Hotel.
Here is another one showing Springhill Suites, which was at the time very new.
Luckily, the past few days have been pretty clear and now we’ve had a downpour or two, so things are looking up for those of us who want the fires to go away!
Posted in Miscellaneous Tagged alaska, chena river, downtown Fairbanks, environment, fairbanks, first avenue, forest fire, nature, river, smoke, springhill suites, summer, waterway, wildfire
No, not us!! This truck here:
A strange way to drive down the highway, with an 18-wheeler facing you.
This is the last bit of great scenery we saw in Alaska, before crossing into Canada.
The Tanana River.
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More to come!
Posted in Scenery, Travel, Trucking Tagged alaska, autumn, carlile transportation, drive, environment, highway, ice road truckers, jack jessee, nature, river, tanana river, travel, wheel