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Chena River's Ice Road

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

 

Visitors from "Outside", that is from anywhere not Alaska are surprised by some of our winter features.  This is a picture of Pike's from the ice road in front of Pike's Landing.  In the winter, the Chena River freezes and Fairbanksians use then use the frozen surface as a road. One of the main entrances is the boat put in between Pike's Landing and Pike's Waterfront Lodge.  The ice road lasts as long as the ice does; sometimes the last car to use it in the spring sinks a bit and indicates that the road really is gone until the next winter.