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Yukon Quest – Alaska

The Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race starts on Saturday morning from downtown Fairbanks. The race, 550 miles long, is roughly half the distance from what it was pre-pandemic. Gone is the international flavor of the race, with Alaska and The Yukon going their separate ways.

In addition to the 550, there will also be a 300 mile run and an 80 mile youth mush.

Only time will tell if the race can survive without the international aspect of the Whitehorse – Fairbanks cooperation.


Follow the leader?

On the Chena River, downtown Fairbanks, in another century

I’m not sure which I find odder: The people skating on the river, or the people on the bridge watching the skaters on the river.

Times have certainly changed.


Fairbanks Depot

The Alaska Railroad Depot in Fairbanks


Cushman Street

Cushman Street, downtown Fairbanks, circa 1930’s; Photo from Alaska Digital Archives


Six months apart

July 1952 and January 1953 – Downtown Fairbanks, Alaska


We call this mild:

Graphic credit: NWS – Fairbanks

The forecast calls for another week of mild temperatures across Alaska’s Interior.


Decked out for the season

A lit up STR Nenana

Reloading

Went through some firewood this week.

1910 Fairbanks


2 Seconds

Today Fairbanks will see 2 seconds more daylight than yesterday.

From 3 hours and 40 minutes to 3 hours, 40 minutes and 2 seconds.

That’s it.

That’s the post.


Chilly Chicken

Graphic credit: National Weather Service – Fairbanks

A deep freeze swept over much of Interior Alaska this week. Not only was Chicken the cold spot in the state with a low of -57F, their high ended up being only -50F. They hold the spot as the first location in Alaska to officially see a high of minus fifty or colder this season.

By comparison, the thermometer outside the cabin read a balmy -33F Monday morning.