First Alaska Snow!!

Our first Alaska snow and we are pretty excited. It was not cold enough to keep Ben from showering outside tonight though!!!
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Ben and I are headed to Seward on the Kenai for the weekend. We are excited to hike to some glaciers....

2 year wedding anniversary!!

Ben and I had a great 2 year anniversary! A nice dinner at the cabin and of course a great bottle of wine! We spent the begining of the evening catching up with Boulder gossip from Jen and Brad. Of course we also heard all the details of Beth and Tark's wedding! It was snowing at the cabin this morning, but it did not stick- maybe tomorrow?

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running at whickersham dome

Hi all. We had a great run today in the white mountains north of town. There was snow on the trail, crazy clouds and the trail was a river in parts, it was a beautiful run!There are also some cabins farther down the trail and we look forward to skiing in soon. Ben is already kicking my butt running and went back to get his camera and took a few quick shots.

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moose and movies

dea and i had moose for the first time tonight at Balshy's. Stacia, Balshy, Collin, and us feasted on Moose, a wonderful balsamic vinegar with bread, and wine. a fine meal complimented by running water- good evening.

the Far North Film Festival was tonight as well, so we met up with martin, julie and dan after dinner on campus to view 10 of so films on conservation at the UAF auditorium. as with any festival of this nature, not every short strikes a chord, but a couple were entirely engrossing. one in particular dealt with grizzleys and wolves, and their quest for salmon during spawning season, in a slice of rain forest on the west coast in upper bc. the expedition was supported by national geographic, which of course gave it instant credibility. overall, a good night of conversation, ideas, and action. makes me feel inspired and small all at once.


the marathon!

it's been a while since i have posted, but i had to take a minute tonight and tell everyone that dea's team won the coed division of the marathon yesterday! i was only able to see the biginning (and take some pretty bad photos) before i headed off to work. dea, dan, and martin had a blast, and turned in a great performance....

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dea's in there somewhere.

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fall is here, and the weather has been great. the trees have already peaked and the best color has come and gone, but it really is a beautiful time of year. we have had a thin layer of frost a couple mornings already, and the sun is beginning to set at about 9:00PM- still losing about 6 minutes of sunlight a day.

i havn't been shooting much the last coupel of weeks, but spending much time behind the computer. i'm finishing up a couple jobs that have taken a little too long, and loving my new web design class! all for now. i'll leave you with a few photos of fairbanks this past week...

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Pre-Race Meeting

This is our tough marathon relay team gearing up for Saturday.....
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for those fairbanks locals - "ain't got back" who are you kidding! -Nitrate Radicals

Justine and Chris have a new baby boy!

I have not talked to her yet only voice mail and email.

Richard Orville Boston
Born Sept 11th 2005
7 lbs 9 oz
20 1/4 inches long
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Dan hard at work in the IARC

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This is Dan, we work together in lab and both started this year in grad. He is also a partner in our Equinox Relay Marathon team. He is from Colorado and was a college runner in Chi-town.(our secrect to win the relay marathon!)

Dog Mushers on Willow Run

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Dog mushers train the dogs using Atv's in neutral. We have lots of mushing trails close to the house.


Fall leaves are at their peak!

Ben is excited for his website design course that starts Tuesday. He is still riding his mountain bike a ton and we made the curry paste with salmon finally. Thanks Brad!!

The fall colors are peaking, 20's and 30's in the morning and we are getting ready for winter to come My official geeky picutre on the geophysical institute website

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Smith Lake today on the UAF campus trails.

Image hosted by Photobucket.com This trail ends at smith lake for now, but soon you can ski across to other groomed xc trails. Pella and I on a run today.