Gretchen Steiner (FloridaDogFan or FDF) and Lois (JeanieB), set off on a snowmachine ride to a mountain outside of Nome. Neither of us has even BEEN ON a snowmachine before. To point out how Alaska differs from the 'Outside', we signed no releases, were given very little instruction, and no helmet or other safety gear. My instruction on how to operate the machine lasted about one minute. That's Alaska!
When we reached one mountain top, we took pics while our guide hunted for the musk ox herd.
Hills and frozen marshes in the distance.
The Musk Ox herd. Notice their 'coat' wave in the wind.
The 'Fisher's' talk to our guide, Zach, about the terrain and animals of the region
Zack and Gretchen on the barren mountaintop
In the distance (mid pic) is a gold mine dredge. And far off - over the Berring Sea - you can see Russia from here........(teehee)
And these are Musk Ox footprints.
And as we drove back down to the valley, and looked up, the herd from a distance.