Pilgrim Hot Springs

Took a drive out to the country for my 12-hours off from being back up call. This was after successfully reducing an ulnar-radial fracture so a kid didn’t have to go to Anchorage! πŸ™‚
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The drive out to the country at this time of year is breathtaking!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Can’t get enough of these views, and the snowy mountains!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Crossing the bridge before Salmon Lake. Be still my heart!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


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The tundra dressed in Fall colorsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

To get to the hot springs, we drove over the snowy mountain pass.
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Autumn grasses by the hot springsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Cow parsely or Queen Anne’s Lace (not really sure which), but looks so beautiful–like a closeter of snowflakes!

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Love these wild Alaskan scenes with cabins and old builidngs with so many untold stories and secrets from times gone by.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


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Cooking dinner
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After a delicious camping dinner, we went out to bask in the hot springs It was so relaxing with the rising mist in the cool of the night.Β OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Got up in the wee hours of the morning to drive back home, to be back up call again today. When we woke up we heard wolves howling at the moon.Β OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Driving by the moon on the bumpy dirt road. πŸ™‚

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4 thoughts on “Pilgrim Hot Springs

  1. Wow! I’m so glad I found your blog! My husband is in his first year of Family Medicine residency. We recently found out that there is an opportunity to spend a month in Nome during his third year. We both latched on to the idea and I haven’t stopped googling Nome ever since! I can’t wait to continue following your adventures as we try to lay the groundwork for a trip to Nome in a couple years!

    • Hi Melissa! Thanks for your message! How did you guys find out about Nome? And where is your husband in residency? It is such a unique, beautiful, great place to practice! Especially for full spectrum family medicine, πŸ™‚ if you have any questions in the meantime, let me know! I’m glad you wrote and we look forward to seeing you in a couple of years! Take care and enjoy the ride. πŸ™‚

      • We found out about Nome while talking with one of Caleb’s attendings recently at his intern retreat. Apparently, Dr. Campbell spent some time in Nome with his wife many years ago. He had only the best things to say about it!

        Caleb is a resident at McKay-Dee Hospital which is in Ogden, UT. It’s an unopposed family medicine program with an emphasis on full spectrum care. He loves it so far! We’re both from Maine so living in Utah has been quite the adventure for us! Hopefully the adventure can continue in Alaska. πŸ™‚

        So glad to be able to connect with you. I love your blog. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and congratulations on your recent nuptials!

        • That’s awesome! I will ask around–I’m sure some of the docs here know Dr. Campbell. Does he know Dr. Head or Dr. O’neill or Dr. Liu? Sounds like Caleb’s residency is perfect preparation for working in Alaska, and yes! It is a great adventure. πŸ™‚ I’m glad to be able to connect with you too. And I really hope you end up here in Nome. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the congrats! We are really enjoying married life an sharing so many adventures together. Keep in touch and feel free to email me if you need anything. ~Shana

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