Alaska Trip Day 16
Today is the trip to Barrow. We left the Bed and Breakfast and went to the store to pick up some supplies. Arrived at the airport at 8:15 and parked the bike and walked over to the place where the trip started. We had to wait until the briefing of a another group was over and when the other 6 people arrived they gave us our briefing. They told us the weather was good in Fairbanks but in Coldfoot the ceiling was too low to land. They told us that we would be stopping in Biddles where they had instrumentation landing capable. 'we left around 9:15 with great weather, a short time out the clouds came in and when we arrived at the stop to get lunch and a bathroom brake the rain was out with low visibility. The landing went fine and after a short break we bordered the plane and was off to Barrow. The sky opened up about half way to Barrow and we had a nice trip in. When we arrived a local person picked us up in an old bus and took us to a second stop where we picked up some other people that had stayed the night. The Top of the World Hotel was not much to look at. The second bus had a broken ignition switch and the driver used two screwdrivers to start the bus each time. It was quite a site to see. The town looks very well used and has around 5000 people in the winter. I am not sure how it survives. It was a long day we got back to Fairbanks at 8:00PM.
Candy took a lot of pictures they are below.
University View Bed and Breakfast 2371 Hawthorne Ct. Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 479-2323
$85 check mail 1-19-07 for deposit
An elegant retreat in a quiet, wooded neighborhood, University View Bed
and Breakfast is an ideal location to base your visit to Fairbanks. Located
close to the University and downtown and only 5 minutes from the airport we
offer comfortable and friendly accommodation for families and business
There are two cozy rooms with a private or shared bathroom nearby. A large roof deck and ample front porch provide plenty of space from which to enjoy the beauty of the Alaskan forest or the northern lights against a starlit sky.
Your host, Mary Christensen, an Alaskan resident of 30 years with an
extensive knowledge of the area and a traveler's sense of adventure invites
you to make yourself at home and enjoy some of the extras offered at
University View Bed and Breakfast.
The dance room is a pleasurable space both for dancing and the enjoyment of music. This space is available for your enjoyment. It doubles as showroom space and can be rented for commercial purposes.
Cuban style salsa lessons are offered by Mary. For more information about salsa lessons go to www.hotsaborcubanodance.com.
Other common areas in the house include the expansive wraparound porch and the tv room. The roof deck is perfect for northern lights viewing during the winter.
Plan take a day trip to Barrow
Trip to Barrow booked for July 15 depart return same day made reservations on 1-15-07
01/18/07 01/25 NORTHERN AK TOUR CO FAIRBANKS AK $599.00
1 transaction. $599.00
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1 transaction. $599.00
Barrow Expedition Series guests travel to and from Barrow in 9-passenger, twin-engine, Piper Chieftains, operated by Air Arctic, a Fairbanks based air charter operator. This smaller plane travels between 5,000 - 10,000 feet and provides all guests with a window and an aisle seat. While in Barrow the guests will travel by van as they visit the residential and commercial areas of the community and stop out along the Arctic Ocean coast.
Barrow Expedition - One Day Tour
A One Day Guided Journey By Air To The Farthest North Eskimo Village.
Fly north across the Arctic Circle to the ancient Inupiat Eskimo village of Barrow. Receive an official Arctic Circle Certificate. Discover firsthand the lifestyles of Alaska's Arctic Coastal peoples with a tour of the village. Walk the shores of the Arctic Ocean near the northernmost point on the North American Continent. Bravely dip your toe in the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean. Depart Barrow on mid-afternoon flight to Fairbanks 10:00 am Depart Fairbanks by air. 11:00 am Arrive Coldfoot. Restroom Break, pickup lunch (purchase on own) from Coldfoot Camp Trucker's Cafe. 11:45 am Depart Coldfoot. 1:30 pm Arrive Barrow. Village Sightseeing Tour. 3:00 pm Depart Barrow for Fairbanks (typically with one rest stop in Coldfoot). 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Arrive Fairbanks. Flight times are subject to change. Tour Schedule: May 21 - September 06, 2007. Days Available: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 2007 Rates: $599.00 / person (From Fairbanks)
WEATHER ALTERATIONS AND THE BARROW EXPEDITION
Weather in Alaskas Arctic can and does affect flying conditions. Weather may require alteration of a portion or all of the scheduled tour itinerary.
Due to the variable conditions on the Arctic Coast, the Barrow Expedition includes a built-in weather alternate. If current or forecast weather conditions do not allow us to land at Barrow we visit another village, Anaktuvuk Pass. If weather does not allow us to land at Barrow or Anaktuvuk Pass, we visit the communities of Coldfoot & Wiseman. The price differentiation follows:
Anaktuvuk Pass$399 / person
Coldfoot/Wiseman $319 / person
It is very important that guests understand these alternatives and are aware that these are built-in to the experience. If the above mentioned alternative scenario is not consistent with what one is looking for in a tour experience, the Barrow Expedition is NOT the appropriate choice.
Should weather require an overnight stay, guest is responsible for cost of accommodations