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Old 05-30-2009, 11:06 AM
 
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A week from today I'll be back on Alaskan soil.

I'd say it's about time.


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Old 05-31-2009, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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I've always found the winters up there easier to take than the ones in SE. They days are shorter, but the quality of them is better....more sun, and the night skies are so much better. And I can be a bit of a cold freak; I do love -40 sometimes. The gloom of SE though in the winter didn't used to bother me so much, but anymore it really does.
The ultra clear cold winter nights of the interior make the sky full of stars you don't see most other places, and the Northern Lights cover the sky. I put on my gear and sit out side at forty below just in Awe..

Sleep in too late though and the daylight it is gone!

But the long summer days make up for the little bit of darkness though.
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