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Program #7340RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Only summiting the Brooks Range. Atigun Pass is at 4643 feet. We do not spend a lot of time there.

Equipment Requirements
There will be snow and ice on the ground. You will need to have warm, well-fitting boots with good traction to fully participate in this program. Warm clothing is also very important.

Itinerary for Mar 7 — Mar 18, 2014

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: In Fairbanks we are staying in one of the nicest hotels in town. The hotel is located downtown overlooking the banks of the Chena River, a superb location. Some of the dog sled races and many of the other winter carnival events take place right outside the hotel door. Shops, museums and historical sites are all within easy walking distance.

Contact info:
575 First Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99709 USA
phone: 907-451-6552
web: marriott.com/property/propertypage/FAISH

Room amenities: All rooms are suites. Queen beds or better. Sofa, armchair, desk, mini-fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, ironing board, television with cable, desk, and free high-speed internet access are available. Our contract does not call for daily maid service.

Facility amenities: 24 hour coffee/hot water available. Small pool and whirlpool hot tub. Workout room. Snack machines. Restaurant on premises, but only open after 5 p.m.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: About $70 plus 8% city bed tax
You must call the hotel yourself and arrange for early arrivals or stayovers. Be sure to mention you are with the Road Scholar Program. There is a special phone number for us to use for reservations. You will get information on this after you enroll.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Friday, March 07 - Welcoming dinner and orientation
Afternoon: Check into hotel after 3 p.m. Earlier check in may be possible at this time of year. Call hotel the first day of the program to find out if rooms are available for early check in. Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:00pm for dinner, followed by orientation at the hotel.

Dinner: Dinner in restaurant.

Evening: Welcome to the program by Road Scholar staff. We are very excited--you have picked a very special year to visit us. Fairbanks won the bid to host the 2014 Arctic Winter Games. The Games is a unique event, held every other year in one of the world's Arctic nations. This year, they will be in America's Arctic state. And so will you. Going to the games is a scheduled part of your program. We think you will especially enjoy it since you will have returned from your own personal experience in the Arctic. IMPORTANT NOTE: WE ALSO HOPE YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE THE AURORA BOREALIS IN PERSON. BUT THE AURORA IS A NATURAL PHENOMENON AND SIGHTINGS CANNOT BE GUARANTEED. FIRST, THE AURORA HAS TO BE HAPPENING THAT NIGHT. SECOND, THE SKY HAS TO BE CLEAR ENOUGH, WITH NO HEAVY CLOUD LAYER, TO BE ABLE TO SEE THE LIGHTS OF THE AURORA. GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGES ARE GIVING THE ALASKAN INTERIOR CLOUDIER WINTER DAYS AND NIGHTS THAN WE ARE USED TO.

Lodging: Springhill Suites

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: In Fairbanks we are staying in one of the nicest hotels in town. The hotel is located downtown overlooking the banks of the Chena River, a superb location. Some of the dog sled races and many of the other winter carnival events take place right outside the hotel door. Shops, museums and historical sites are all within easy walking distance.

Contact info:
575 First Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99709 USA
phone: 907-451-6552
web: marriott.com/property/propertypage/FAISH

Room amenities: All rooms are suites. Queen beds or better. Sofa, armchair, desk, mini-fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, ironing board, television with cable, desk, and free high-speed internet access are available. Our contract does not call for daily maid service.

Facility amenities: 24 hour coffee/hot water available. Small pool and whirlpool hot tub. Workout room. Snack machines. Restaurant on premises, but only open after 5 p.m.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: About $70 plus 8% city bed tax
You must call the hotel yourself and arrange for early arrivals or stayovers. Be sure to mention you are with the Road Scholar Program. There is a special phone number for us to use for reservations. You will get information on this after you enroll.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Saturday, March 08 - Class on the Aurora/Orientation to the Arctic/Fie...
Class on the Aurora/Orientation to the Arctic/Field trips to the Museum of the North and to the Ice Art Park

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel breakfast room.

Morning: NOTE: This itinerary has been crafted a year ahead of time, using the best information currently available. Everything on this schedule will be covered but the sequences may change by next year. We start with a class on the science behind the Aurora Borealis, the wondrous Northern Lights. Learn the scientific facts that explain what they are and why they come out to shine in our dark night skies. Hear about the historic fables spun to explain them in various cultures and the early theories people worked out to try to explain them. The Aurora has had a hold on the imagination of people since ancient times. And it continues today-even when we’re pretty sure we’ve figured out the scientific reality that creates them. Orientation for the trip to the Arctic. Overview of the program in Coldfoot. Your chance to ask questions before we take off for the far north.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Field trip to the University of Alaska Museum of the North. The museum is a world renowned circumpolar research center with extensive collections and information gathered from current and past scientific expeditions in Alaska, America's only arctic state. The museum offers exhibits on Native culture, post-contact history, geology, fauna, flora, the gold rush, the pipeline, the Aurora, plus rotating art and photo exhibits, all housed in a beautiful and striking architectural gem. Special emphasis on Arctic and Sub-Arctic ecology and environment and the people who inhabit this northern edge of our world.

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: The Fairbanks Winter Carnival events include the internationally famous World Ice Art Championship. This competition draws artists from all over the world, come to create exquisite, larger than life size ice sculptures that can be viewed in natural light during the day and also at night, when colored lights are played upon them. It is a truly fantastic experience to walk through the woods at night, among such beautifully wrought, colorfully displayed, and poignantly ephemeral works of art. Check out their web site at http://www.icealaska.com

Lodging: Springhill Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in a beautiful setting in the Brooks Range, the northernmost mountain range in the United States. The only hotel/restaurant between the Yukon River and the Arctic Ocean.

Contact info:
PO Box 9041
Coldfoot, AK 99701 USA
phone: 907-678-5201
web: coldfootcamp.com/index.htm

Room amenities: Very small room, expect to live out of your suitcase. No telephones in room, pay phone at desk. (So no wake-up calls-bring your alarm clock). No TVs. Small bathroom in room with shower and commode. Small closet, hooks on the walls for hanging clothes.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar in one facility. Motel type rooms across the gravel pad. There is a small lounge in the housing facility with a couch and chairs. Cable television (but not many channels). Book exchange and board games available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Three: Sunday, March 09 - Travel to Coldfoot, Alaska
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel breakfast room.

Morning: Leave for Coldfoot, Alaska, 250 miles north of Fairbanks and 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle. We travel slowly and take a number of breaks to use outhouses and stretch our legs. It takes us approximately 9-10 hours to get from Fairbanks to Coldfoot.

Lunch: Picnic lunch on the road.

Afternoon: Continue driving.

Dinner: Dinner in Coldfoot.

Evening: NOTE: Coldfoot exists because there was a need for a restaurant/hotel in the 500 mile pipeline road stretch between Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay. The lecturers for this portion of the program are all locals who have jobs that must be worked around to create time to talk with us. We therefore have to be prepared to be very flexible with the scheduling in Coldfoot. It is not unusual for the schedule to change daily as some people show up in Coldfoot unexpectedly, and some people, like the national park ranger, may be suddenly called away to do some work in another area. We will try our best to have the content we propose here, but we cannot guarantee it. In Coldfoot, we have always had a variety of lecturers. We like to give everyone who has some expertise a chance to speak with our participants. We actually now have more lecturers than we can fit into one program. So while we may not have exactly what we list here, we will have a very locally oriented program offering diversified information and interests. The vast bulk of our Coldfoot surprises have been pleasant ones. Coldfoot is a premier place for watching the aurora. We will have sign up sheets every evening for people who want to be woken up to see the northern lights if they are present and the night is clear.

Lodging: Slate Creek Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in a beautiful setting in the Brooks Range, the northernmost mountain range in the United States. The only hotel/restaurant between the Yukon River and the Arctic Ocean.

Contact info:
PO Box 9041
Coldfoot, AK 99701 USA
phone: 907-678-5201
web: coldfootcamp.com/index.htm

Room amenities: Very small room, expect to live out of your suitcase. No telephones in room, pay phone at desk. (So no wake-up calls-bring your alarm clock). No TVs. Small bathroom in room with shower and commode. Small closet, hooks on the walls for hanging clothes.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar in one facility. Motel type rooms across the gravel pad. There is a small lounge in the housing facility with a couch and chairs. Cable television (but not many channels). Book exchange and board games available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Four: Monday, March 10 - History of Coldfoot/ride on a dog sled
Breakfast: Breakfast at Coldfoot.

Morning: Class on the history of Coldfoot, when it was a gold rush town, then a pipeline construction camp and then the truck stop it is today. Then take a walk to the original town site of Coldfoot. There are no remains, since the buildings were "cannibalized" when the gold rush boom moved to Wiseman and Nolan. But various activity areas will be pointed out and discussed. Continue walk to site of the Coldfoot pipeline construction camp. The only thing left of the camp is the airfield which is still in use and which has a small air carrier office and airplanes on site. The "barracks" for the pipeline workers were moved to the present day Coldfoot truck stop. They have been modified and spruced up some and these are the facilities we will be living in while we are up there.

Lunch: Lunch at Coldfoot.

Afternoon: During our stay in Coldfoot, you will have a chance to ride on a dog sled. A local musher will ride with you as his dogs pull their sled along a trail. We will split into three groups for some of our field trips and will rotate afternoon activities among the three groups.

Dinner: Dinner at Coldfoot

Lodging: Slate Creek Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in a beautiful setting in the Brooks Range, the northernmost mountain range in the United States. The only hotel/restaurant between the Yukon River and the Arctic Ocean.

Contact info:
PO Box 9041
Coldfoot, AK 99701 USA
phone: 907-678-5201
web: coldfootcamp.com/index.htm

Room amenities: Very small room, expect to live out of your suitcase. No telephones in room, pay phone at desk. (So no wake-up calls-bring your alarm clock). No TVs. Small bathroom in room with shower and commode. Small closet, hooks on the walls for hanging clothes.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar in one facility. Motel type rooms across the gravel pad. There is a small lounge in the housing facility with a couch and chairs. Cable television (but not many channels). Book exchange and board games available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Five: Tuesday, March 11 - Arctic Safari - Brooks Range and Atigun Pass
Breakfast: Breakfast at Coldfoot.

Morning: All day Arctic Safari with experienced guides into the heart of the Brooks Range, the northernmost mountain range in Alaska. Summit Atigun Pass, the only pass through the range that allows access to the North Slope for the Dalton Highway and the Alaska oil pipeline. This is a rare opportunity to drive through and enjoy the majesty of the Arctic mountain terrain when it's wearing its beautiful, awe-inspiring, brilliantly white winter "clothes".

Lunch: Picnic lunch on the road

Afternoon: Continue Arctic Safari, return to Coldfoot.

Dinner: Dinner at Coldfoot.

Evening:

Lodging: Slate Creek Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in a beautiful setting in the Brooks Range, the northernmost mountain range in the United States. The only hotel/restaurant between the Yukon River and the Arctic Ocean.

Contact info:
PO Box 9041
Coldfoot, AK 99701 USA
phone: 907-678-5201
web: coldfootcamp.com/index.htm

Room amenities: Very small room, expect to live out of your suitcase. No telephones in room, pay phone at desk. (So no wake-up calls-bring your alarm clock). No TVs. Small bathroom in room with shower and commode. Small closet, hooks on the walls for hanging clothes.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar in one facility. Motel type rooms across the gravel pad. There is a small lounge in the housing facility with a couch and chairs. Cable television (but not many channels). Book exchange and board games available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Six: Wednesday, March 12 - Snow shoe hike
Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Various topics possible, depending upon who is in "town" and who has the time to talk with us.

Lunch: Lunch at Coldfoot

Afternoon: Guided snow shoe hike on a path through the woods.

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: Movie night. A film on Alaskan topics.

Lodging: Slate Creek Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in a beautiful setting in the Brooks Range, the northernmost mountain range in the United States. The only hotel/restaurant between the Yukon River and the Arctic Ocean.

Contact info:
PO Box 9041
Coldfoot, AK 99701 USA
phone: 907-678-5201
web: coldfootcamp.com/index.htm

Room amenities: Very small room, expect to live out of your suitcase. No telephones in room, pay phone at desk. (So no wake-up calls-bring your alarm clock). No TVs. Small bathroom in room with shower and commode. Small closet, hooks on the walls for hanging clothes.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar in one facility. Motel type rooms across the gravel pad. There is a small lounge in the housing facility with a couch and chairs. Cable television (but not many channels). Book exchange and board games available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Seven: Thursday, March 13 - The Ecology of the Brooks Range/field trip to the...
The Ecology of the Brooks Range/field trip to the historic town of Wiseman

Breakfast: Breakfast in Coldfoot.

Morning: Presentation by a Gates of the Arctic National Park Range on the ecology of the Brooks Ranger.

Lunch: Lunch in coldfoot.

Afternoon: Trip to the historic town of Wiseman, 15 miles away from Coldfoot. Wiseman started life as a gold rush town when thousands of people stampeded into the Koyukuk River drainage searching for gold. It currently has a population of about 12 people. Visit with some of the people of Wiseman and learn about their subsistence life style, hunting, trapping and building your own home.

Dinner:

Lodging: Slate Creek Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: In Fairbanks we are staying in one of the nicest hotels in town. The hotel is located downtown overlooking the banks of the Chena River, a superb location. Some of the dog sled races and many of the other winter carnival events take place right outside the hotel door. Shops, museums and historical sites are all within easy walking distance.

Contact info:
575 First Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99709 USA
phone: 907-451-6552
web: marriott.com/property/propertypage/FAISH

Room amenities: All rooms are suites. Queen beds or better. Sofa, armchair, desk, mini-fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, ironing board, television with cable, desk, and free high-speed internet access are available. Our contract does not call for daily maid service.

Facility amenities: 24 hour coffee/hot water available. Small pool and whirlpool hot tub. Workout room. Snack machines. Restaurant on premises, but only open after 5 p.m.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: About $70 plus 8% city bed tax
You must call the hotel yourself and arrange for early arrivals or stayovers. Be sure to mention you are with the Road Scholar Program. There is a special phone number for us to use for reservations. You will get information on this after you enroll.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Eight: Friday, March 14 - Return to Fairbanks
Breakfast: Breakfast in Coldfoot.

Morning: Depart for all day drive back to Fairbanks.

Lunch: Picnic lunch on the road.

Afternoon: Continue trip to Fairbanks.

Dinner: Since our arrival time is variable, we will plan on a pizza and salad dinner in the hotel breakfast area about 45 minutes after we arrive in town.

Lodging: Springhill Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: In Fairbanks we are staying in one of the nicest hotels in town. The hotel is located downtown overlooking the banks of the Chena River, a superb location. Some of the dog sled races and many of the other winter carnival events take place right outside the hotel door. Shops, museums and historical sites are all within easy walking distance.

Contact info:
575 First Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99709 USA
phone: 907-451-6552
web: marriott.com/property/propertypage/FAISH

Room amenities: All rooms are suites. Queen beds or better. Sofa, armchair, desk, mini-fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, ironing board, television with cable, desk, and free high-speed internet access are available. Our contract does not call for daily maid service.

Facility amenities: 24 hour coffee/hot water available. Small pool and whirlpool hot tub. Workout room. Snack machines. Restaurant on premises, but only open after 5 p.m.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: About $70 plus 8% city bed tax
You must call the hotel yourself and arrange for early arrivals or stayovers. Be sure to mention you are with the Road Scholar Program. There is a special phone number for us to use for reservations. You will get information on this after you enroll.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Nine: Saturday, March 15 - Limited North American Sled Dog Race/The 2014 Arc...
Limited North American Sled Dog Race/The 2014 Arctic Winter Games begin

Breakfast: Breakfast at Coldfoot

Morning: Head to Musher's Hall for the Limited North American Championship Sled Dog Race attracting international teams of dogs and mushers. The sprint races take place over 3 days. "Limited" refers to the number of dogs allowed in a team. Separate races are run for 8-dog, 6-dog, and 4-dog teams. There are also skijoring races, with the racer on skis harnessed behind one, two, or three dogs, all pulling for the finish line together.

Lunch: Lunch at the Musher's Hall

Afternoon: Class on the history of Fairbanks. Fairbanks, along with many other Interior Alaskan towns, started life as a gold rush boom town in the early 1900's. Once the court system was moved here from Eagle on the Canadian border and the university and the northern terminus of the railroad were built, Fairbanks stabilized economically (somewhat) and did not wither and die as most of the other boom towns did. Explore the history of this tenacious town in the heart of the last frontier.

Dinner:

Evening: The Games Are ON! Fairbanks won the bid to host the 2014 Arctic Winter Games and they start tonight. The Arctic Winter Games is second only to the Winter Olympics in the number of athletes, coaches, cultural performers and staff who compete in presenting winter sports, with about 2000 people taking part. A unique aspect of the Arctic Winter Games is that it is also a cultural celebration of the people of the Circumpolar North. Indigenous cultures who have inhabited the Arctic since people first crossed the Bering Land Bridge to arrive in the “New World” will attend the Arctic Games in their traditional costumes to perform their songs and dances, and compete in both modern and traditional athletic contests. There are typical Olympic sports such as hockey, basketball, gymnastics, etc, along with traditional Native games. The Native games come from a tradition of practicing to build the strength and endurance necessary for successfully living directly off the land in a very harsh environment. Enjoy the opening night ceremony and help kick off the 2014 Winter Arctic Games.

Lodging: Springhill Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: In Fairbanks we are staying in one of the nicest hotels in town. The hotel is located downtown overlooking the banks of the Chena River, a superb location. Some of the dog sled races and many of the other winter carnival events take place right outside the hotel door. Shops, museums and historical sites are all within easy walking distance.

Contact info:
575 First Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99709 USA
phone: 907-451-6552
web: marriott.com/property/propertypage/FAISH

Room amenities: All rooms are suites. Queen beds or better. Sofa, armchair, desk, mini-fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, ironing board, television with cable, desk, and free high-speed internet access are available. Our contract does not call for daily maid service.

Facility amenities: 24 hour coffee/hot water available. Small pool and whirlpool hot tub. Workout room. Snack machines. Restaurant on premises, but only open after 5 p.m.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: About $70 plus 8% city bed tax
You must call the hotel yourself and arrange for early arrivals or stayovers. Be sure to mention you are with the Road Scholar Program. There is a special phone number for us to use for reservations. You will get information on this after you enroll.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Ten: Sunday, March 16 -
Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Field trip to the Morris Thompson Cultural Center, a small museum devoted to the life and culture of the Athabascan people, the natives of the vast Alaskan Interior. The Alaska Public Lands Information Center is located in the facility and offers films and presentations on Alaska's public lands. Class: "Life in Fairbanks", discussion of economy, demographics, wages, costs, schools, health care, police and fire protection, and the logistics of daily living in a place with a temperature range from 99 above to 68 below.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Field trip to the Arctic Winter Games. There will be simultaneous practices and competitions going on every day of the Games. The events are happening all over Fairbanks, at a number of different venues, We will provide schedules for everyone and we assume that people will have different interests and will chose to watch specific sports. Daily passes and transportation will be provided.

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: Evening at the Arctic Winter Games

Lodging: Springhill Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: In Fairbanks we are staying in one of the nicest hotels in town. The hotel is located downtown overlooking the banks of the Chena River, a superb location. Some of the dog sled races and many of the other winter carnival events take place right outside the hotel door. Shops, museums and historical sites are all within easy walking distance.

Contact info:
575 First Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99709 USA
phone: 907-451-6552
web: marriott.com/property/propertypage/FAISH

Room amenities: All rooms are suites. Queen beds or better. Sofa, armchair, desk, mini-fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, ironing board, television with cable, desk, and free high-speed internet access are available. Our contract does not call for daily maid service.

Facility amenities: 24 hour coffee/hot water available. Small pool and whirlpool hot tub. Workout room. Snack machines. Restaurant on premises, but only open after 5 p.m.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: About $70 plus 8% city bed tax
You must call the hotel yourself and arrange for early arrivals or stayovers. Be sure to mention you are with the Road Scholar Program. There is a special phone number for us to use for reservations. You will get information on this after you enroll.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Eleven: Monday, March 17 - Arctic Winter Games
Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Class on the six major Native Nations of Alaska and how their cultures were shaped by their environment.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Field trip to the Arctic Winter Games

Dinner: Graduation Dinner and Fond Farewells

Lodging: Springhill Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Twelve: Tuesday, March 18 -
Breakfast: Breakfast. Program ends after breakfast

Meals Included: Breakfast


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For additional information, visit: www.explorefairbanks.com

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