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Sharing Alaska

By Tomass

3 years ago


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#28 3 years ago

I worked on the Trans Alaska Pipeline back in '74-'75, specifically on the North Slope. During the summer we would go hiking at midnight. These pictures bring back memories! Basically just tundra up there. Summer seemed like just a couple weeks.

#34 3 years ago
Quoted from Tomass:

North Slope gets a lot shorter summers than I do here. June thru sept are usually very comfortable. Last week was a fluke. Usually we run in the 60's, so with the sun out, it's perfect. Anything over 70 and Alaskan's are complaining and using the scorcher. I think it is usually justified since the sun is usually blazing if it hits 70, and the radiant heat makes a big difference.

I've lived in Seattle most of my life which is a pretty mild climate. I flew into Prudhoe Bay in February. 24 hour darkness of course, but the temp was 59 below zero with a chill factor of 95 below....was like being on another planet!

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#65 2 years ago

I was thinking about you when they were highlighting Wasilla. Glad to hear you are OK.

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#79 2 years ago

Gives new meaning to "Baked Alaska"

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#184 1 year ago

I worked in Prudhoe Bay during the building of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Lived in mild Seattle all my life. First arrival in Prudhoe bay was in February... -59 degrees with a chill factor of -95. Dark of course. Was like being on a different planet!

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#284 1 year ago

Nice...Recently picked up a new Honda. I own a piece of property on a nice little river about 45 minutes north. There are designated roads around Washington that allow street legal licensing for WATV's and all the roads around my property are so designated. Beyond that there are miles of logging roads up into the mountains. Sun has come out so taking off in the next day or two.

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#286 1 year ago
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Troopers are not uptight about being on the roads either

Gotta love AK!

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#406 10 months ago

Wow....That's about as close as you can get! Stay safe!

#416 10 months ago

We're all rootin' for ya! Any symptoms? I thought I had it about a month and a half ago. Tested and turned out negative. I had developed a cough but turns out it was likely caused by my ignoring the stay home advisory when the smoke from CA was here...Not a good idea to be working hard outside at the time.

#419 10 months ago
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Staying holed up in my bedroom is getting old already

Too cold to hole up in the Pinball shed?

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