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Coldfoot, Deadhorse: Alaska’s Arctic Far North on the Looney Front, Part 1

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Rivka has returned from Fairbanks to her job in New York while I push on north into Alaska’s Arctic frontier for a late-May look-see.

But my four-hour stop-over at Deadhorse to visit the vast North Slope Prudhoe Bay Arctic oil field, the largest in North America at 334 square miles, is dead in the melting water. I tried to arrange a tour in Fairbanks, since security clearance is needed, and asked the agent if there was something I could join onto.

Arctic Alaska from the air

‘Join onto?’ quothed he. ‘Tours? Our camps are flooded, our buses are trapped and we haven’t read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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