0 Likes

Beaver on Shrader Lake
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

We shuttled loads off the glacier to here, where we recombined them into a single load back to Coldfoot.  Hopefully it all fits!

Copyright: Matt Nolan
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11748x5874
Uploaded: 12/05/2010
Updated: 27/08/2014
Views:

...


Tags: mccall; glacier; ice; ice core; science; schrader lake; lake; nolan; 2010
comments powered by Disqus

Matt Nolan
Helio Courier over the Hula Hula River (23 Aug 08 1248)
Matt Nolan
Fall colors on the Hula Hula River (080823 1738)
Matt Nolan
Last group photo of the 2008 field season on McCall Glacier (080819 1234)
Matt Nolan
ANWR Hula Hula River (23 Aug 08 1529)
Matt Nolan
ANWR Hula Hula River (25 Aug 08 0805)
Matt Nolan
Sunset on the Hulahula River 110614 0055
Matt Nolan
Collecting invertebrates on the Hulahula River 110613 1646
Matt Nolan
ANWR Hula Hula River (25 Aug 08 0751)
Matt Nolan
ANWR Hula Hula River (24 Aug 08 0741)
Matt Nolan
Camping on the Hulahula River 110613 2310
Matt Nolan
Pano 110814 Fish Hole 2 camp
Matt Nolan
ANWR Hula Hula River (24 Aug 08 0724)
Jann Lipka
Casa D.Secchiaroli via Vincenzo Borghini Firenze
Henk Keijzer
Municipal Market, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Josef Švejnoha
Indian camping at the Kosí stream - longhouse
Sergei Pautov
Церкви Златоустовского прихода.
Daniel Oi
Placa Catalunya, Barcelona
Sergey Malov
Ukraine, крым. Settlement Solnechnogorsky
Twofun
tk tuzla shipyard
Martin Kneth
Schneeberg Trail at east steep slopes 2
Lucas Corato
Palazzo della Ragione
Rodrigo Carletti
Church DOMBOSCO
Andrea Biffi
Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta a Clusone (BG) - Italy
Stefan Solakov
Rila mountain
Matt Nolan
McCall Glacier (11 Aug 07 14:04)
Matt Nolan
McCall Glacier (08 Aug 07 10:28)
Matt Nolan
Stream from Hanging Glacier
Matt Nolan
Jago River (17 Aug 07 12:23)
Matt Nolan
Ken's Gully (28 July 07 14:27)
Matt Nolan
ANWR Jago River (08 July 08 1604)
Matt Nolan
CRREL Permafrost Tunnel 35 meters in winze
Matt Nolan
McCall Glacier (05 Aug 07 15:00)
Matt Nolan
Sun generating clouds on west-facing wall (11 June 08 18:33)
Matt Nolan
Mother's Day on McCall Glacier (11 May 08 14:20)
Matt Nolan
CRREL Permafrost Tunnel -- 15m into adit
Matt Nolan
Hot soak after the wedding
More About Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The biggest city in Alaska is Anchorage, sitting in Cook Inlet on the coast of the north pacific. Suburban expansion in Anchorage means houses are being built up into the mountains behind the city.People in these new developments complain about "the wildlife" sometimes but you know what? You're gonna get moose in your yard when you build houses on their terrain. They will eat your flowers and sleep in your driveway, and stare at you over the top of a parked full-size pickup truck. They're like cows on stilts. I'm just trying to give you an idea of the scale of things up in Alaska, where there are more small planes per capita than anywhere else in the US. Many small villages get their fuel supply flown in by large aircraft, and that's it for the year.North of Anchorage there are six hundred miles of mountains with very few roads or people, and then up at the top of that expanse is the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It's about nineteen million acres of space, or seventy-seven thousand square kilometers.If you put a map of the state of Alaska on top of a map of the United States, Alaska would cover half of the country. Alaska by itself is the size of half of the United States. That's an easy idea to miss because most maps shrink Alaska when they show it next to the continental U.S.Back to the pictures: locals in Kavtovik make use of the natural environment. Whale bones on the beach are an example of the subsistence lifestyle which has been going on here for long before airplanes and panoramic pictures.Alaska is beautiful in the fall season. Fireweed turns bright red and the birch trees change to gold. You have no idea what air is supposed to smell like until you visit Alaska.This is a really interesting set of pictures. Scientists get the award for "most thorough documentation" of a spot.Okay, I haven't personally been up as far as AWNR, but I can tell you just from hiking Girdwood that it's a very very amazing feeling to walk for a while, turn around, and see absolutely nothing man-made anywhere in your field of vision, except your boots.Mattanuska Thunder!Text by Steve Smith.