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Published on February 6, 2009

Author: javamariner

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lonely Alaska Traveler: Fred Duration: 2008-9-14 ~ 2008-9-27

The preparations • Booking flight tickets to meet my travel plans. • Hostels or any place to sleep – seasonal close • Transportations – seasonal close

What’s in my backpack? • Guide: Lonely Planet Alaska 小說一本-風之影 (不要帶什麼阿拉斯加之死之類的) 小說一本 • 證件如護照, 駕照等. • 信用卡, 旅行支票, Cash (在阿拉斯加, 現金是一定要準 • 備的) 相機, 腳架,notebook, 手機 • 紙, 筆, 隨時記下每一件有趣的事 • 背包+防水背包套 • 睡袋, 頭燈, 微波保鮮盒, 1L水壺, 瑞士刀, 腰包 • GoreTex外套, Windstopper外套, 絨毛夾克, 短T-shirt*4, • 長褲*2, 短褲*1, 毛手套, 毛帽, 頭巾, 雨褲 GoreTex鞋, 涼 鞋(兼拖鞋), 備用眼鏡 個人盥洗用品及藥品等 • 旅遊平安保險 •

The expense! • USD1949.23, not including the flight tickets between TPE&USA – Flight tickets • SFO->Fairbanks (USD411.20), Fairbanks->Barrow (USD254.50), Barrow->Anchorage (USD285.50) – Car rental/3 Days (USD289.81) – Hostel (USD421.75)

San Francisco Airport • Sleep in the airport to wait for my early flight (7:30am) to Fairbanks.

Day 1. SFO->Fairbanks • Long flight. – SFO -> Salt Lake City -> Anchorage, AK -> Fairbanks, AK

Anchorage Airport • Most people’s Alaska 1st impression.

Anchorage Airport 找一個角落打發三個小時的候機時間. 一個人要去Kodiak釣大 鮭魚的老伯.

Era Aviation • My last flight today, to Fairbanks.

Go North Hostel • After 12 hours flight + lost my way, I’m here... finally!

Go North Hostel • My private Wolf Cabin tonight!

Day 2. Fairbanks -> Denali

other travelers Japanese couple traveled in Alaska for 2 months already. A German motorbike traveler

出外靠朋友 • 除了吃了日本人的飯之外, 他們還泡了 杯綠茶給我, 這真是足以一掃昨晚天冷+ 下雨+迷路+差點斷糧的壞心情呀!

Sunny Day!? • George Park Hwy. from Fairbanks to Denali National Park.

Denali NP Road Map

Denali National Park • 明天的天氣不會比今天好, 把握當下.

A wild moose in Denali

Mountain McKinley – the highest mountain of Alaska

Denali National Park – mile 15

Denali National Park – mile 15

Mile 15 – Savage River

Write a postcard for myself

A wild rabbit in Denali

Denali Mountain Morning Hostel near Carlo Creak • The Kitchen and Dining room

Day 3. drive into mile 30 • Lunch time!

Denali NP – mile 30

Denali National Park - Autumn

Denali National Park - sunshine!

Ptarmigan – the state bird

Ptarmigan – changes to white color in winter

A video about Ptarmigan

Denali National Park

magpie

Riley Creek Campground 睡了一晚的心得是… 真是他媽的冷 死了! 不要輕易嘗試!

Day 4. on the way to the civilization - Nenana

Day 4. return to the civilization - Fairbanks • My first Alaskan shower happened here – Billie's Backpackers Hostel.

Homeless and hungry

My dinner for Day 4. • a mexican pizza, some chips and broccoli

Dining room

Day 5. UAF day. • Lookout for whole Fairbanks.

“Caribou” is different from Moose.

A shortcut? UAF's trail.

UAF's museum

Day 5. Fairbanks • Moose meat.

Day 5. 22:58, we're waiting for the Aurora!

Day 6. midnight - Aurora!

Day 6. midnight - Aurora!

Day 6. midnight - Aurora!

Day 6. Fairbanks city tour by bike • Video: bike to Fairbanks downtown.

Day 6. Fairbanks • No doubt, it's Fairbanks downtown.

Day 7. last day in Fairbanks • Prepare lunch for myself – hot dog bun + chips + broccoli

Day 7. on the bus to the North Pole • City bus (green line) passenger with a good beard.

Day 7. North Pole near Fairbanks Dear Santa, this is my wish wall…

Day 7. North Pole near Fairbanks Dear Santa, … I will leave you cookies.

Day 7. last dinner in Fairbanks Cook pasta & bake chips for myself.

Day 8. fly to Barrow, 500km above the Arctic Circle Fairbanks->Prudhoe Bay->Barrow (the far north Eskimo village)

Day 8. 出外靠朋友 • Fairbanks intl. airport, 6:49am.

Day 8. Fairbanks -> Barrow • Alaska Airlines: 50% passenger, 50% cargo

Day 8. Narl Hotel • Narl Hotel is the cheapest place to stay in Barrow (USD85/d).

Day 8. Barrow, Damn Cold Place • Rent a ATV(USD80/d) and look for the Bears alone!

Day 8. Barrow Point

Day 8. Arctic Ocean

Day 8. Barrow Point • Looking for the Bears in the Arctic Ocean.

Day 8. top of Alaska – Point Barrow

Day 8. Barrow Point A: Barrow downtown; B: Narl Hotel; C: Point Barrow; D: Point Barrow

Day 8. Point Barrow. 我老遠就看到這台藍色車, 以為有別人也在這裡, 突然心 裡一陣安慰... 騎近一看原來只是破車一台, 這兒除了我, 哪還有別人呢?

Day 8. Barrow Point A: Barrow downtown; B: Narl Hotel; C: Point Barrow; D: Point Barrow

Day 8. Snowy Owl – only live in Barrow

Day 8. Point Barrow Video: http://flickr.com/photos/javamariner/2898513496/in/set-72157607075213307/

Day 8. Barrow Point A: Barrow downtown; B: Narl Hotel; C: Point Barrow; D: Point Barrow

Day 8. want a Polar Bear? or your Life?

Day 8. want a Bear? Or your Life? • 中間有一段手晃了一下, 那是因為...

Day 8. Barrow Point A: Barrow downtown; B: Narl Hotel; C: Point Barrow; D: Point Barrow

Day 9. sightseeing in Barrow downtown • The northernmost US post office. And Mail a postcard to myself.

Day 9. sightseeing in Barrow downtown

Day 9. sightseeing in Barrow downtown

Day 9. extreme climate. • Sunshine, fog, rain, ice rain, snow may happen in one day.

Day 9. The Natives - Eskimo

Day 9. The Natives - Eskimo

Day 9. The Natives - Eskimo

Day 9. Happy Natives - Eskimo

Day 10. Barrow to Anchorage

Day 10. ilisagvik college's restaurant • I came here every night because they provide free WIFI.

Day 10. Barrow Airport

Day 10. Barrow's ice rain.

Day 10. my bed tonight • My bed in Alaska Backpackers' Inn, Anchorage.

Day 10. a message from my Indian friends • I found it on the wall of Alaska Backpackers Inn.

Day 10. leave my own message

Day 10. Anchorage in a cloudy day

Day 11. the Alaska Zoo • Black bear

Day 11. in the Alaska Zoo • A lazy grizzly.

Day 11. • Snowy Owl

Day 11. polar bear

Day 11. • Visit the zoo with my Bulgarian roommates. Guess who is the oldest man?

Day 11. free WIFI here!

Day 12. Mama VS Obama

Day 13. Anchorage in sunny day

Day 13. time to go home! • Route #7 to the airport. Thanks to Kiril to give me his day pass.

Day 13. Luxurious Time!

Day 13 or 14? • waiting for my 4:30am flight back to TPE.

More About the Trip • More photos on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/javamariner/sets/7215760 7075213307/ • More travel details on blog http://fredmong.blogspot.com/2008/08/alaska-usa-sep- 2008.html

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