Tuesday, April 12, 2016

South To Go North

This afternoon, I headed up to Barrow. The way Alaska Airlines now run their flights, I have to go south to Anchorage and then catch a flight north to Barrow. It was nice and clear around Denali and I just happened to be on the right side of the plane in a window seat. After a couple of hours in Anchorage, I was on the flight to Barrow. There was a 35 kt wind but, fortunately, it was lined up with the runway so no problem landing. The drive out to the NARL campus was a little challenging due to blowing snow. The berms on the side of the coast road were above the cab of the truck.

Hopefully, the wind will be dying down later in the week as there are some outdoor tasks that need to be done. This snapshot was taken this morning through the windshield of the truck. The wind has died down some but it's still around 18 knots. This canyon of snow was in the process of being moved now that the wind is dying down. Residents were glad to see the blizzard end. Today, sunset will be at 10:34pm (sunset was at 6:15).

I'll be up here into the beginning of next week so no moto content for a while.

6 comments:

redlegsrides said...

Nice shot of Denali!

RichardM said...

Thanks. It was overcast when leaving Fairbanks but cleared up nicely around Denali.

SonjaM said...

What a brilliant view. Denali looks mighty impressive.

RichardM said...

I don't think I'll ever tire of looking at Denali. Especially the glaciers...

Trobairitz said...

Awesome view of Denali. The snow banks look fun to drive through - provided you are toasty warm in a truck.

RichardM said...

The snow drifts are pretty large. The front of a large quonset hut was completely covered by snow (maybe 30' high) yesterday but they attacked the drift with a loader so it doesn't look quite as impressive now.