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This page begins with May 24th and our return driving trip to Fairbanks, from Anchorage.  There are some great photos and we were even fortunate enough to see all of Denali, North America's tallest peak (20,310 ft = 6,190.5 m).  There are a few photos of Snow Geese (Chen caerulescens) and then there are several photos of Calypso Orchids (Calypso bulbosa var. americana).  There are a couple photos of Viola renifolia, the Kidney-Leaved or White Violet, and then, to end this page, there are two photos of Kazuya's Baked Delights at the Tanana Valley Farmer's Market.  Click on any thumbnail to begin.

Begin May 24th
  Okay, now it's May 24th, we have finished our business in Anchorage and we're headed back home to Fairbanks. The first shot shows the Chugach Mountains. It was taken a few miles north of Anchorage. The second shot was taken at the Denali South Viewpoint, within Denali State Park. This place has an amazing view of the Alaska Range to both the east and west of Denali. The second shot shows Mt. Hunter and the third shot shows Mt. Hunter and Denali, partially hidden by clouds, to the right of it.
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  These three shots all show Denali (20,310 ft = 6,190.5 m) from the Denali South Viewpoint.
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  All shots in this row were also taken at the Denali South Viewpoint. The third shot also shows the Susitna River.
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  In the first two shots in this row, you can see Denali.
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  All three shots in this row show Denali. If you study these photos you can truly get a feel for just how HUGE this massive mountain is. By the way, do you know that "Denali" means "the great one"?
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  Here are our two final shots of Denali - The Great One. We felt so happy to be able to see the whole mountain. People come here every day and the statistics say that only about 30% of the people who come here are given the opportunity to see the entire mountain. Thank you for this fine weather.
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  Kazuya spotted two edible plants while we were shooting photos here. The first is Devil's Club (Oplopanax horridus). These young leaves are perfect size for making tempura. The second shot shows what is probably Shield Fern (Dryopteris expansa).
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  Here are two shots of the Alaska Range and then a shot as we were entering the tourist trap of Healy, Alaska from the south. How GROSS!
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  Here are two final shots of Healy, Alaska and the plethora of gift (junk) shops. Note that there is even a Subway Sandwich Shop. The third shot shows the only Snow Geese (Chen caerulescens) we have ever seen here in Alaska, and they were sitting on a small pond just south of Nenana, Alaska.
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  Here are three more shots of Snow Geese (Chen caerulescens) in a pond just south of Nenana, Alaska.
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  On May 27th we went up to the University of Alaska - Fairbanks (UAF), West Ridge, where we know an area in which these amazingly beautiful Calypso Orchids (Calypso bulbosa var. americana) grow. Look at the reward we got for searching for just a few moments.
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  Here are three more shots of Calypso Orchids (Calypso bulbosa var. americana). Are they amazingly beautiful, or what?
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  And, another three shots of Calypso Orchids (Calypso bulbosa var. americana).
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  More shots of Calypso Orchids (Calypso bulbosa var. americana). Hope you're still appreciating them.
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  In the center shot, that's Kazuya shooting a clump of Calypso Orchids (Calypso bulbosa var. americana).
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  Here are what are probably the final two shots of Calypso Orchids (Calypso bulbosa var. americana) until next year.
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  We also found the kidney-leaved violet or white violet, (Viola renifolia) at this location. Here are two nice shots of that species.
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End May 27th, Begin
Kazuya's Baked Delights
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  The first photo in this row shows Kazuya's Baked Delights sharing a space with Salsa Rico at the Tanana Valley Farmer's Market. This was our first gig at Farmer's Market. The second shot shows more of an overview, it was taken on May 30th, our second day at Farmer's Market.
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