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Old 04-20-2009, 02:38 PM
 
Location: ... wish u were here.
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Awesome pics! If I did not know that this is Alaska, I would have thought that the Chukotka!
Here is Chukotka
http://i031.radikal.ru/0711/ad/d4a0b99af924.jpg (broken link)








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Old 04-20-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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Megan what is the structure in the background of the photo titled "nothing to do for fun but shoot things"?
There are four of them- some kind of Reagan-Era cold war thing. It was used to bounce satellite or something. I can't remember. Some silly protect America from Russia thing that was really just an excuse to spend money on somthing dumb.
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Megan what is the structure in the background of the photo titled "nothing to do for fun but shoot things"?
That is a part of the White Alice system. There was a bunch of those sites across Alaska. They aren't in use anymore. They are used for landmarks now.

The White Alice Communications System

http://www.geocities.com/~billev/wacs/
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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Cool pics of Chukotka! It does resemble Nome. It must be close to the same latitude? I sure am getting sick of winter! It's 35 today, though!
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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Lyuty or Warpt, why do they slice into the salmon like that to dry it?
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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So it'll dry faster. It's also easier to pull the meat off when it's done drying and smoking.
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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That settles it!! I want to move to Alaska!



Lovely photos everyone!
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:45 PM
 
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Cool pics of Chukotka! It does resemble Nome. It must be close to the same latitude? I sure am getting sick of winter! It's 35 today, though!
If you pay your attention to the geographic map you can see, that Chukotka close by Alaska across the Bering strait. Here is for example a memorial plaque (I already showed it in another thread of this forum) as the map of the aircraft transporting from the United States to the Western Battlefronts during the World War II. The route of flight was from Alaska, across the Bering strait through Chukotka and further west to the territory of Russia. The map shows that the last settlement of Chukotka is Omolon. After Omolon (after Chukotka)the route goes over the territory of Kolyma and Siberia. You can see Nome and Anadyr where I live.


Today, we have 19F. Our two regions are very similar, but the climate in Chukotka is several more severe than Alaska's because of the more cold sea currents, surrounding the coast of Chukotka.

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Old 04-20-2009, 06:53 PM
 
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Lyuty or Warpt, why do they slice into the salmon like that to dry it?
Yes, Warpt is right. I can add only that the stockfish is very tasty and good one for a beer.
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:54 PM
 
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That settles it!! I want to move to Alaska!
Lovely photos everyone!
We are waiting for you
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