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Camp Desolation

Camp Desolation

Marty’s photo of the day #3629: For this photo I’m looking south, with the Brooks Range in the distance and the Arctic Ocean to my back. The blue tent is Deb’s and mine. We crossed the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, canoeing the Jago River from the base of the mountains to the Arctic Ocean. At […]

Brooks Range glacier

Brooks Range glacier

Marty’s photo of the day #3577: This is an aerial shot of a glacier in the Brooks Range of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Flying to ANWR

Flying to ANWR

Marty’s photo of the day #3459: I took this photo from the co-pilot’s seat. Here’s what it looks like when you are heading north, toward the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. This is one of the most dangerous flights in the world, because the tiny airplane has to fight a headwind coming off the […]

Arctic scenic

Arctic scenic

Marty’s photo of the day #3369: For this photo, I am standing on a hill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, looking south toward the Brooks Range and the Jago River. Thirty-five miles to the north is the Arctic Ocean, and a day after taking this photo, Deb and I would begin a canoe trip […]

Heading to ANWR

Heading to ANWR

Marty’s photo of the day #3336: I took this photo from the co-pilot’s seat of a tiny airplane, heading north to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. That would put me in northern Alaska, on the southern side of the Brooks Range.

Looking way north

Looking way north

Marty’s photo of the day #3097: I took this photo from a tiny airplane on an extremely windy day. We had just lifted off from Barter Island, which is the land mass you see in the middle, and we are about to head south over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Brooks Range. This […]

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Marty’s photo of the day #2717: Here’s a scenic shot from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In this photo, I’m facing south, toward the Brooks Range, and the Arctic Ocean is to my back, about thirty miles away. This is way too far north for trees—so there’s nowhere to hide if you have to go […]

Crossing the Brooks Range

Crossing the Brooks Range

Marty’s photo of the day #2607: Flying north over the Brooks Range in Alaska is one of the most dangerous flights anywhere. That’s because the tiny airplanes pilots use to land on the tundra in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge barely have enough power to fight the wind blowing south off the Arctic Ocean. I […]

Farewell to the late-great Stewart Brandborg

Farewell to the late-great Stewart Brandborg

Marty’s photo of the day #2519: This is me with the late-great Stewart Brandborg, who died last Saturday. Here’s what I wrote about Stewart in my book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico:   Before we move on to the next section of our journey, I […]

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