A pipeline, a bowl factory and a riverboat trip.
The ground here is called permafrost and is frozen most of the year. To stop heat from the oil causing it to thaw it is carried above ground. The paired vanes are heat exchangers to keep the supports cool. Any thawing would cause the pipeline to distort.
After reaching the confluence of the clear waters of the Chena River and the silty glacial Tanana River we turned back to visit a reconstructed Athabaskan village.
We marvelled at the skills of these people that experience such a harsh winter climate and their ability to sustain an existence so different from our own.
We then set June to work. Here she lures her moose into the camp. . . .
and confidently displays the result of her handiwork in preparing the hide or was this one that she had prepared earlier?
Then it was time to sail back up river to Fairbanks.