A lot of time has passed since our last blog post, but as the expedition season approaches, we hope to post more regularly.
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In a land as vast and untouched as most of Arctic Alaska, it is interesting to see evidence of just how little things have changed over the course of a century. As I was looking through some of my old photos the other day, I realized I had a perfect then and now shot.
The black and white photo below was taken by Ernest de Koven Leffingwell in 1906 while he was exploring the rugged Brooks Range in northern Alaska. One hundred years later, as I was retracing his route with my dog team, I had taken the overlying color photo unknowingly from the exact same location. Notice that my team is running exactly parallel and just a few feet to the right of Leffingwell’s tracks. Amazing!
Here’s a photo of Leffingwell’s camp around 1906 on the Hula Hula River.
Here’s my camp in 2006 a few miles from where Leffingwell had taken the photo above.
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