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This page begins and ends with August 18th.  We woke up in our Pickup Topper at the Eagle Summit Wayside and after breakfast, we spent the morning hiking down into a valley near Eagle Summit.  Click on any thumbnail to begin.

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  Now it's August 18th and we are scratching our heads and asking ourselves what we should do today. We drove up the road a ways and searched the areas where we have seen animals in the past, but there were none there today. We finally decided to go for a hike kind of down in the valley which is directly in front of us in the first photo in this row. The second photo shows a portion of the area we hiked down to - in this area we stayed more or less along the brown and green edge near the center. The third photo shows a beautiful Monkshood (Aconitum delphinifolium) flower.
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  Here are two more shots of beautiful Monkshood (Aconitum delphinifolium) flowers and sandwiched between them is a 2-shot panoramic image which shows the country we were hiking through.
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  These three photos all show increasingly closer photos of Lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea). There were many kinds of berries on this hillside, so many that we referred to it as "Every-berry Hillside".
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  The first shot here shows an example of Tundra tumbleweed (Masonhalea richardsonii). This is a small lichen which is not rooted to the ground. In dry weather it curls up and travels with the wind, but when it becomes wet it flattens out and becomes rubbery. It collects in tiny depressions and so on. The center shot shows Ledge Stonecrop (Rhodiola integrifolia ssp. integrifolia) and the third shot is here for the scenery. Note that small valley on the mountain which shows as green on the left side of it and brown on the right side of it.
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  We snacked on the Blueberries (Vaccinium uliginosum) which we found as we hiked along here. The second and third shots are scenery shots. The third shot again shows that small valley on the mountainside which is green on the left and brown on the right.
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  Here are two scenery shots and then a shot of an abandoned 4-wheeler. People can actually afford to just leave these things where they break-down I guess. We found a total of three of them which were abandoned.
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  Here are three scenery shots. Note all of the permafrost lobes in all three photos.
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  Here are two shots of the seedheads of Yukon Saw-wort (Saussurea angustifolia var. yukonensis).
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  Now we're back at Eagle Summit Wayside, after hiking all morning. Here is how the entry to the Pinnell Mountain Trail was posted, to supposedly keep those 4-wheelers off the trail.
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  Here are details of the printing on two of the signs which are on the above board.
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  There should NOT be any sign whatsoever of 4-wheelers going up this mountainside - unfortunately, there is plenty of sign of destruction. The second and third shots show the area we hiked this morning.
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  All three of these photos show the area we hiked through this morning.
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  Now we are headed generally, back towards Fairbanks, but we stopped at an area we like to look around at. The first shot shows more beautifully colored Bearberry (Arctous alpina). The second shot shows scenery with cloud shadows and a few clouds.
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  These final two shots show scenery with clouds and shadows - an amazingly beautiful day, for sure.
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