The Alaska Adventure. The Coldfoot Chronicles. The Rumble in the Tundra.
I could go on, but I'll spare you. Instead, I'll tell you what this is all about. In 17 days, I will be flying to Fairbanks, Alaska. I'll spend a few days there training and preparing before driving north along the Dalton Highway to Coldfoot, a "census-designated place" boasting the world's northernmost truck stop, according to Wikipedia.
Coldfoot is also home to the Arctic Interagency Visitor Center (AIVC), where I'll be working as a volunteer from mid-May through early September. The AIVC is jointly operated by the Bureau of Land Management, the Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Parks Service. I'm very excited to begin working with people from each of these agencies, and make every visitor's experience as pleasant and informative as possible.
However, for the purposes of Handsome Science, I plan on chronicling my off-the-clock experiences. I'll be hiking and camping whenever I can, and taking photos along the way. I'll try to pay close attention to anything outside of my usual experiences, and dig as deep as I can to understand the life and landscape around me.
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