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.
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!
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!