Flying the Kigluaiks, Biking on the Bering Sea Ice and Winter Flowers…There’s no place like Nome!

My husband and I went out for an afternoon sunset flight one winter afternoon. We flew out toward the Kigluaik mountain range, a few minutes north of Nome.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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This is land is full of untouched beauty!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Wingtip mountaintop.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Sharp toothy peak.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Golden light, early afternoon sunset.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Banking around.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Mountains beyond mountainsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Sharp ridge lines.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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The Kigluaiks are so beautiful!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We flew out toward Serpentine Hot springs just to see it. This picture doesn’t even begin to capture the magical beauty of the hot springs steam rising over the frozen landscape, in pastel winter light.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We found the caribou!!! All around Serpentine Hot Springs. I guess that is where I would want to hang out in Winter too, if I was a wild animal. 🙂OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Caribou running away from us.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Mountain views.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

These peaks are just gorgeous!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The sunset light was spectacular!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Biking on the Bering Sea with my friend, Robin Child!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Robin and fat bike. I love the shadows on the sea ice. 🙂OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Bike, Bering Sea, Sea ice. Over this landscape, there is so much quiet and stillness and simple beauty. This. is how to slow down and breathe.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Chunks of sea ice, washed up by early winter storms.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARobin modeling her homemade windproof, sunshine-ruff jacket under the burled arch of the Iditarod finish. 🙂OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

These Christmas Cactus blossoms are so beautiful!!!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This plant was a gift from a dear friend. <3 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Relishing the details.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

2 thoughts on “Flying the Kigluaiks, Biking on the Bering Sea Ice and Winter Flowers…There’s no place like Nome!

  1. So absolutely beautiful. Miss Alaska so much! The mountains and frozen sea are so awesome. You are fortunate to have the plane to enjoy the beautiful countryside. Stay well and the care!

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