Sunday, June 24, 2007

On the Tanana River, Fairbanks

There are few things that beat a trip down the Tanana river in Alaska, watching the black and white spruce, alder, birch, and aspen fly by. The river, which Knut describes as a "little crick" compared to the Yukon, is a big, meandering, glacial river that undercuts banks, turns silt into new bars, and offers countless channels and side passages. Jamie reads the river like a map and speeds us downstream for a look at the awesome expanse of boreal forest that is Interior Alaska.

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