Ice Road Blogging
Welcome to Alaska by Flip. My name is Scott. For five years I was the morning meteorologist on KTUU TV (NBC) in Anchorage, Alaska. Yes, I know Sarah Palin, can we move on now?
For eighteen months I hosted my own outdoor adventure video blog for our web feature: www.GoToAK.com. It was the adventure of anyone's lifetime.
I shot the blog on a Flip Ultra HD camera and did everything from plunging in the Arctic Ocean in Barrow, to mushing my own dog team for four days through the Denali Wilderness Area, to horseback riding in Kachemak Bay, and everything in between.
Many of you are familiar with the History Channel show: Ice Road Truckers , but have you ever wondered what it would be like to really ride the Haul Road with an Ice Road trucker? Well, here's your chance. Follow me as I accepted the invitation from Carlile Transportation (www.carlile.biz) to ride with one of their own.
Prudhoe Bay is America's largest oil field and is situated in one of the harshest climates in the entire world (trust me, I'm a meteorologist). The entire facility and supporting city are completely run on generators, so diesel is delivered 24 hours a day. I should know, because I drove from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay with 104,000 pounds of diesel strapped to my back:
Just for the record, the cheesy mustache I was sporting was being grown for "Mustache March" (a charity event for homeless teens), so the answer is no, I was not auditioning to be Peter North's stunt double.
Stay tuned for Part two, when the weather turns really sour. Not "lower 48" sour, but ALASKA sour.
Until we rub noses again!