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Noatak River 2005 - Analog photography digitized
Dalton Highway to Koyukuk input.
My very first trip by canoe. The previous 4 trips were Klepper folding kayaks.
Autumn is setting in.
Koyukuk - calm waters
If you see this you have gone too far on the Koyukuk.
Well - that stupid dude made it back up the creek to Bettles float base.
Side valley with the very headwaters of the Noatak
The headwaters - about to land.
Pingo at Pingo Lake landing.
Noatak at hight of Pingo Lake.
Plenty of wood along the river.
Still early in the trip - looking ahead.
cold nights !
A little further along the way. Looking back into the Brooks Range / Noatak headwaters.
Same spot but looking ahead into the open range.
Autumn colors on steroids.
Intense blue water. As cold as it looks.
The river is getting quite wide. The thin white line on the right shore is pointing at the canoe.
Reminders of the past: a mammoth tusk.
Local meat works.