Hiking, hot springs, and moose… life is good

After two weeks of non-stop Oceanography Program action in Kaktovik, I was so appreciative to have a full day to do whatever I wanted in Fairbanks. Our friends Greta and Eric were kind enough to be tour guides for my lab mate Christina and me.

Eric and Christina on the way to Chena Hotsprings
Eric and Christina on the way to Chena Hotsprings

We hiked 9 miles from Angel Rocks to Chena Hot springs (during which we saw a moose and ate wild blueberries), ate a delicious meal, and soaked in the hot springs, which are said to have magical curative powers. Not sure about the last part, but it was 100% relaxing.

I think we took full advantage of our one day off!

Midnight sun in Fairbanks
Midnight sun in Fairbanks