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GordonThree

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Posted: 01/27/18 03:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd enjoy seeing the endless night for a bit. Midnight sun however, no thanks.

My brain was right confused trying to sleep during the summer solstice at a campground in Fairbanks.


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Yes, it is cold and dark. A great change from the endless summer of Southern Calif -- weeks of dry 75 degree weather. I'm going to the beach tomorrow -- surf's up -- but I would trade it in a minute for some time in the Arctic. Variety is the spice of life!


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Some more pretty pictures.
Have to love your enthusiasm and I would really encourage you or others to go see. But when you are talking about north of the Arctic Circle there are many valid reasons it has always been so sparsely populated. You might even meet someone anxious to visit boring Southern Cal.[emoticon]

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It's a lot like going to Death Valley in the summer.

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So, it's somewhat different than Houston?
When are we leaving?


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Having lived in the sub-arctic (I think that's the correct term) for most of my life, there is a certain degree of enjoyment and fascination with experiencing the true Arctic. However, as can be seen by perusing Sue T's links, one needn't go north of the Circle to see spectacular winter scenery.

...and although I understand when people "don't like the cold", there's just something incredibly unique about seeing the deep cold (-40 f and colder) settle in and hear sap freeze, snow squeak, and hear/feel as much as see the Aurora.


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Snow squeaking as if it were beach sand is truly impressive.

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1 a.m. at Inuvik on June 21, 1996
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I used to work up North in Churchil Manitoba and FtMcMurray Alberta tar sands,,
Not much to do there in winter besides drinking sleeping and ocasionaly having fun with some eskimo women..lol
Its bit too cold in those places to stay outside for very long..
Takes a special person to live there full time..

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I love the north, in the summer mosquitoes & all, but I have no desire to spend any time there in the winter.

I'll stick with where I am. It is going to be a cold day here in Bermuda tomorrow. Temperature only in the low 60's going down to a frigid high 50's tomorrow night. No snow to plow but I do have grass to mow tomorrow.

When I see vehicles with wires & plugs hanging out of the front of them I know I am somewhere way too cold for me in the winter.


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