Backroads America: Alaska Summertime

4:30 AM, June 15

Land of the summertime midnight sun.

Backroads America: The Alaska Pipeline

Oil Above Ground

Trans Alaska Pipeline, near Fairbanks

The Trans Alaska Pipeline carries crude oil 800 miles from Prudhoe Bay on the Arctic Ocean to Valdez, Alaksa. Almost 420 miles of pipe run above ground.

Backroads America: Chena Lakes

A Day at the Lake

Chena Lake is a man-made lake created in the 1970s when gravel was removed for the massive Chena River flood control dam/dike. The earthen filled dam is 7.1 miles long.

Chena Lake Recreation Area is a 2000 acre park with picnicking, camping boating, and swimming. My sister and her family love to kayak. I love to watch. 😎😎😎

Backroads America: Storm Clouds

Gathering Storm

Near North Pole, Alaska.

Backroads America: Alaska Wildflowers

Blooming Alaska

Wildflowers

Lanquid Ladies or Chiming Bells, a type of bluebell.

Dwarf Dogwood, also called Bunchberry

Nagoonberry, edible but sparsely found

Spotted Ladyslipper

Wild Roses

Frigid Arnica

Labrador Tea

Low Bush Cranberry

Chickweed

Wordless Wednesday

Summer on the Slough

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