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Pano 110820 Hulahula Mudflats
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Our last camping spot of our Hulahula River float trip was on the last bit of tundra before the ocean.  What an amazing place to work -- you can float from the mountains to the coast in a week and see the whole watershed.

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Uploaded: 13/12/2011
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