Alaska's Northern Lights - 2018

There was a "yurt" (or "ger" as the Mongolians now prefer to call them) down the hill which was labelled the warming station. We understood this concept better when we visited it and felt the heat the stove provided. Welcome retreat from very cold nights we spent outside looking for the aurora show. We all enjoyed walking around the compound listening for birds, enjoying the snowy beauty and feeling some exhilarating cold fresh air on our cheeks (on hands & feet, not so much). We all enjoyed seeing the loveliness all around us but we were blessed with only one wildlife sighting: a spruce grouse! Very fine bird but difficult to photograph because he was so well camouflaged in the leaf litter beneath the trees where he rested. When he flew up to a branch above our heads, he

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