Tag Archives: Arctic Circle

Black Spruce and the Wildest Fires; Life Along the Yukon River

Ten years ago I celebrated the summer solstice at the Arctic Circle, ten hours to the north of Anchorage, Alaska. A week earlier, we had flown into Anchorage, one of the only real cities in the forty ninth state. We left Fairbanks at five p.m. to make it to the Arctic Circle before midnight for …

On the Haul Road; Two Hundred Miles North of Fairbanks

     We were heading south on the Haul Road about twenty five miles south of the Arctic Circle, Ryan and I was almost nodding off in the back when Steven suddenly said      ” Oh Shit” Two A.M. in Alaska just below the Arctic Circle      We were coming down one of the steep grades, and a …