Leaving Nikolai
Update: What have I been up to since Alaska? It’s been a few weeks since I returned from Alaska, so I thought I’d check in and let everybody know what I’ve been up to. It’s all good things, but…
Santosh in a marsh
...is this your first visit to my journal? Start on Day 1! Archive stored here: https://www.polartrec.com/expeditions/permafrost-and-community Today was my last day in Nikolai! We had originally…
Bush plane in Nikolai
...is this your first visit to my journal? Start on Day 1! Archive stored here: https://www.polartrec.com/expeditions/permafrost-and-community Luck has not been our friend this trip. Yesterday was…
Bernie with fish wheel
...is this your first visit to my journal? Start on Day 1! Archive stored here: https://www.polartrec.com/expeditions/permafrost-and-community You know, I promised myself before I left that I…
Nemaje
...is this your first visit to my journal? Start on Day 1! Archive stored here: https://www.polartrec.com/expeditions/permafrost-and-community Today started out incredibly frustrating. Here’s the…
Steven Nikolai Jr.
...is this your first visit to my journal? Start on Day 1! Archive stored here: https://www.polartrec.com/expeditions/permafrost-and-community So I keep telling you that I’m going to be…
Landscape en route to Nikolai
...is this your first visit to my journal? Start on Day 1! Archive stored here: https://www.polartrec.com/expeditions/permafrost-and-community What a day! I couldn’t sleep last night because I was…
Diorama of Yukon River
...is this your first visit to my journal? Start on Day 1! Archive stored here: https://www.polartrec.com/expeditions/permafrost-and-community Day 2: Prepping for the field Today hasn't been the…
Gear at CPS
Red-eye flights suck. I don’t have much else to say about getting to Fairbanks last night, except that around 4 am, somewhere over Canada, I woke up from a neck-wrenching nap and saw the most AMAZING…
Houses on thawed permafrost
I leave tomorrow! Why are trips always so nerve-racking when it comes to it? I had what looked like a small list of things to finish up, and now I’m staring at the clock wondering where the day has…
Ice wedge
I honestly can’t believe I leave for Alaska in a week – there’s so much left to do! I’ll post a couple more times before I head out (what do you want to know about? Is my gear interesting?), but for…
Watching a storm on the Yukon
My name is Allyson, and I do research and development for new exhibits at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland, Oregon. In August, I'll be heading to two Alaska Native…