Friday, 24 October 2014

Shopping For Game

How best to get inspired at a sporting goods store in Fairbanks, Alaska? Just look up. The stuffed world is right in front of you, daring you to pick up a tent, stove, heavy coat and weapon of choice and head out hunting or fishing.

Looks like the whole zoo is there to greet you when you walk in.


Bison in the back, wolf wailing in an aisle.

Shy taxidermy.


By sea or by land, it's all on display, including old snow shoes and mean-looking bear traps.

Hollering hog. "Go hunt!"

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Traveling From Fairbanks To Chicken

Yes, Chicken is a real town in Alaska. Just head out of Fairbanks due east, drive a few hours and stop to have lunch in lovely Chicken, Alaska.

While Fairbanks is in the middle of the state and seems to be the end of the road for travel, it still attracts tourists, mainly to go check out Denali National Park to the south. No mistaking the tour buses.


Sprucing up a newspaper box. What to do at the airport when it's slow? Throw together a couple of hockey goals and get playing.

A creative way to protect the watershed.


It's not hard to know when you've arrived in Chicken.


The town features a landlocked dredger and a thrown together stage.