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White Mountains Ski Trip

Winter is almost over! We had one last opportunity to get out and do a spring skiing trip in the White Mountains, about 40 miles north of Fairbanks. Nathaniel Wilder (www.nathanielwilder.com) and Cameron Martindell (www.offyonder.com) invited me out for the 11 day, 108 mile adventure. We had a few rest days, 2 big mileage days with 19 and 24 mile pushes, and a few days with 12 mile segments. Overall the skiing was pretty easy and the landscapes were beautiful. The cabins were cozy and well stocked with wood. We had lots of good food – salmon, halibut, caribou burgers and sausage, and lots of frozen vegetables. The northern lights were visibile on 4 nights but one night in particular really stood out. It was one of the top displays I’ve seen but only lasted about 20 minutes before dying down. For more detailed photo information, check out the captions below each image.

  • Eleazar's Cabin by Joe Connolly
  • Caribou Bluff Cabin by Joe Connolly
  • Skiing The Fossil Gap Trail by Joe Connolly
  • Cameron Arriving at Wolf Run Cabin by Joe Connolly
  • Wolf Run Cabin by Joe Connolly
  • Sunset From Wolf Run Cabin by Joe Connolly
  • Nathaniel "Showering" in the Snow by Joe Connolly
  • Nathaniel "Showering" in the Snow by Joe Connolly
  • Colorado Creek Cabin  by Joe Connolly
  • Nathaniel and Cameron Skiing by Joe Connolly
  • Heated Scrabble Game at Colorado Creek Cabin  by Joe Connolly
  • At Colorado Creek Cabin by Joe Connolly
  • Nathaniel Wilder by Joe Connolly
  • Cameron and Nathaniel on the Trail  by Joe Connolly
  • Cameron on the Trail  by Joe Connolly
  • Cameron and Nathaniel on the Trail  by Joe Connolly
  • Cameron Arriving at Windy Gap Cabin by Joe Connolly
  • Nathaniel Contemplates His Next Move in Monopoly at Windy Gap Cabin by Joe Connolly
  • Windy Gap Cabin by Joe Connolly
  • View From Windy Gap Cabin by Joe Connolly
  • View From Windy Gap Cabin by Joe Connolly
  • Added to the Skiing Bucket List - 5 Lines on this Mountain by Joe Connolly
  • Cameron Checking it Out by Joe Connolly
  • Windy Gap Cabin by Joe Connolly
  • Switzerland in Alaska by Joe Connolly
  • Nathaniel Wilder by Joe Connolly
  • Cameron on the Trail by Joe Connolly
  • Cameron by Joe Connolly
  • View from Caribou Bluff Cabin by Joe Connolly
  • Aurora Over Caribou Bluff Cabin by Joe Connolly
  • Aurora Over Caribou Bluff Cabin by Joe Connolly
  • Amazed by the Aurora! by Joe Connolly
  • Nathaniel Capturing the Aurora by Joe Connolly
  • Aurora Over Caribou Bluff Cabin by Joe Connolly
  • Monopoly at Caribou Bluff Cabin by Joe Connolly
  • Looking Back - Follow The White Line Leading to the Mountains to See Where We Came From - by Joe Connolly