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A true ‘Lanterne rouge’ in 2014 Iditarod

This year came to a close in style with three rookie women working together (and competing) for our favorite prize in sport – the Red Lantern. This year the lantern goes to Marcelle Fressineau (iditarod link and personal site).  Marcelle … Continue reading

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Gold Panning In Alaska

Gold Panning In Alaska Although the official Alaska Gold Rush lasted just three years between 1896 and 1899, gold panning has remained one of the most popular activities throughout Alaska, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories, both recreationally and professionally. There’s … Continue reading

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Secrets the Cruise Lines Don’t Tell You – Cruises – Cruise Critic

There’s no “open beverage” rule onboard. You can bring drinks from a bar or buffet to your cabin or elsewhere on the ship and no one will bat an eye. (Same goes for food.) via Secrets the Cruise Lines Don’t … Continue reading

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Minerals in Alaska – not just Alaska Gold for the rockhounds

Minerals in Alaska. Check out this site of  Alaska mineral facts from the Alaska Public Lands information center. It’s a ‘goldmine’ of for the Alaskan Rockhounds!  

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BBC News – Australian amateur prospector finds massive gold nugget

An amateur prospector in the Australian state of Victoria has astonished experts by unearthing a gold nugget weighing 5.5kg (177 ounces). via BBC News – Australian amateur prospector finds massive gold nugget.   HOLY COW!!!

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Copper Basin 300 Sled Dog Race

Copper Basin 300 Sled Dog Race The race starts tomorrow!   Here is a photo set of the dogs and mushers from last year. And, here’s the ADN coverage.

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Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve – Wrangell – St Elias National Park & Preserve

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve – Wrangell – St Elias National Park & Preserve. The gang over at the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park are doing a great job on the Facebook. This week they have a cool picture of … Continue reading

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Farewell Copper Center Lodge – ADVrider

  Farewell Copper Center Lodge – Photo: ADVrider. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Bad wiring is suspected of causing a fire that has destroyed one of Alaska‘s last historic roadhouses. The Copper Center Lodge was destroyed Sunday in an early morning fire. … Continue reading

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Anchorage, Alaska, Fur Rondy, Anchorage Fur Rendezvous Festival

Anchorage, Alaska, Fur Rondy, Anchorage Fur Rendezvous Festival. Let’s Rondy! Seriously, you would never guess that Alaska in the winter would be a good time – no! The best time!  After being couped up (sp?) all winter, the Anchorites and … Continue reading

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President’s Day in Alaska means ICE CLIMBING!

Hey Gang! It’s cold (and staying cold).  It’s dark, but getting lighter.  The best way to beat SAD and cabin fever is to get out of the cabin and into the light.  If ice climbing is your thing, then Presidents … Continue reading

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