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Passing through the village of Selawik

By Troutnut on September 19th, 2014
This was my first trip to "the bush" in my seven years in Alaska. I flew to the small Inupiaq eskimo village of Selawik, where I met some extremely friendly, knowledgable locals who took me 130 miles upriver by boat to the USWFS camp.

It was really interesting to see the mixture of ancient and modern lifestyles so far off the grid, in an environment that presents many of challenges besides distance, such as permafrost. The roads in the town are all boardwalks, and nobody drives highway vehicles, just ATVs. Nothing seems to get thrown away when it's so expensive to get new things shipped in--the place is full of old machines and other items to be used in industrious ways in the future.

Photos by Troutnut from the Selawik River and the Kobuk River in Alaska

Old signs in Selawik From Selawik in Alaska.
Old signs in Selawik
StateAlaska
LocationSelawik
Date TakenSep 19, 2014
Date AddedDec 23, 2014
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON D5300
Stuff in Ralph's boat From the Selawik River in Alaska.
Stuff in Ralph's boat
StateAlaska
Date TakenSep 19, 2014
Date AddedDec 23, 2014
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON D5300
Tower at eskimo cabin for watching for caribou on distant hills From the Selawik River in Alaska.
Tower at eskimo cabin for watching for caribou on distant hills
StateAlaska
Date TakenSep 19, 2014
Date AddedDec 23, 2014
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON D5300
Typical Selawik cityscape From Selawik in Alaska.
Typical Selawik cityscape
StateAlaska
LocationSelawik
Date TakenSep 19, 2014
Date AddedDec 23, 2014
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON D5300
Kobuk River near Kiana From the Kobuk River in Alaska.
Kobuk River near Kiana
StateAlaska
LocationKobuk River
Date TakenSep 19, 2014
Date AddedDec 23, 2014
AuthorTroutnut
CameraiPhone 5
Braids in the Kobuk River delta From the Kobuk River in Alaska.
Braids in the Kobuk River delta
StateAlaska
LocationKobuk River
Date TakenSep 19, 2014
Date AddedDec 23, 2014
AuthorTroutnut
CameraiPhone 5
Selawik from the air From Selawik in Alaska.
Selawik from the air
StateAlaska
LocationSelawik
Date TakenSep 19, 2014
Date AddedDec 23, 2014
AuthorTroutnut
CameraiPhone 5
Cabin with caribou watchtower From the Selawik River in Alaska.
Cabin with caribou watchtower
StateAlaska
Date TakenSep 19, 2014
Date AddedDec 23, 2014
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON D5300
Sunset over USFWS sheefish camp From the Selawik River in Alaska.
Sunset over USFWS sheefish camp
StateAlaska
Date TakenSep 19, 2014
Date AddedDec 23, 2014
AuthorTroutnut
CameraNIKON D5300

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