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Dalton Highway to Koyukuk input.
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Ready to go
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Autumn is setting in.
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Koyukuk - calm waters
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If you see this you have gone too far on the Koyukuk.
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Well - that stupid white man made it back up the creek to Bettles float base.
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Brooks Range
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Side valley with the very headwaters of the Noatak
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The headwaters - about to land.
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Pingo at Pingo Lake landing.
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Noatak at hight of Pingo Lake.
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Plenty of wood along the river.
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Still early in the trip - looking ahead.
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Looking back.
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cold nights !
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A little further along the way. Looking back into the Brooks Range / Noatak headwaters.
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Same spot but looking ahead into the open range.
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Autumn colors on steroids.
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Intense blue water. As cold as it looks.
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Landmarks ahead.
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The river is getting quite wide. The thin white line on the right shore is pointing at the canoe.
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Reminders of the past.
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Noatak village.
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Local meat works.
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Good people.