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Review: Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled: A Narrative of Winter Travel in Interior AlaskaUser Review - Jennifer Zartman - Goodreads
This book gives a wonderful glimpse into a lifestyle that I never will have an opportunity to experience. I don't mind missing out on temperatures that are 40 or 50 below zero, but I loved reading ... Read full review
Review: Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled: A Narrative of Winter Travel in Interior AlaskaUser Review - George - Goodreads
This is an amazing account of the far north by an Episcopal Bishop. Read full review
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500 below zero ahead Allakaket amongst arctic aurora bank Bettles brought cabin camp Chandalar coast Coldfoot Creek crossed dog team Esquimaux Fairbanks farther feet fifty miles fire fish Flats Fork Fortymile frozen gold gone grew grub hundred miles Iditarod City Indian interior Alaska journey Kaltag Kobuk Kobuk River Kotzebue Sound Koyukuk Koyukuk River Kuskokwim labour lake Lake Minchumina load malamute Minchumina mission missionary moose morning mountains mouth mukluks Nanook native village Nenana never night Nome Nulato once one's parkee passed Porcupine River portage Rampart reached reindeer road-house seemed Seward Peninsula snow snow-shoes sort spruce steamboat stopped stretch summit Tanana River temperature tent thermometer thing tion toboggan took town trail tributary upper upper Tanana warm whole wind winter Yukon Yukon River
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Page 329 - Surely there is a vein for the silver, And a place for gold where they fine it. Iron is taken out of the earth, And brass is molten out of the stone.
Page 58 - Alaska perhaps more than any other country it is the heavens that declare the glory of God and the firmament that...
Page 232 - ... I've got a dog I think a heap of myself, but that dog ain't nothin' to me an' I'll do it for you." Nanook knew perfectly well that it was all over with him. Head and tail down, the picture of resigned dejection, he stood like a petrified dog. And when I put my face down to his and said "Good-bye," he licked me for the first time in his life. In the six years I had owned him and driven him I had never felt his tongue before, though I had always loved him best of the bunch.
Page 24 - The generality may be born to do their duty in that station of life in which it has pleased God to call them...
Page 331 - Worship ; and we find accordingly, that, seeking to " keep the happy mean between too much stiffness in refusing, and too much easiness in admitting variations in things once advisedly established...
Page 289 - Aristotle, for example, judged that what all persons desire as an end in itself, and not as a means to any other end, is happiness.
Page 236 - Fifty, sixty, seventy below zero, all night long at such temperatures he would sleep contentedly. "He would stand and take any licking you offered and never utter a sound but give a bark of defiance when you were done, and he would bear you no ill will in the world and repeat his offense at the next opportunity.
Page 399 - ... Some with a few dogs, but they always have to put on a harness and neck the sled with the dogs. one-man dog An oddly backwards phrase used in the earlier part of the century for the dog of a prospector who used only one dog to pull his sled. 1914 Hudson Stuck Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled 399: There is a dog, not uncommon in Alaska, that by a curious inversion of phrase is known as the "one-man-dog.