When a Winter Destination Becomes a Home

A woman’s Arctic adventure inspires her to change her life dramatically

Aurora Borealis over Minnie Creek, Alaska. Photo: Jackie Veats
Jackie Veats
Canada Lynx
Canada Lynx
Canada lynx on Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Photo: USFWS/Lisa Hupp
Telephone phone booth near Coldfoot, Alaska. Photo: Jackie Veats
Jackie and Steven’s cabin in Wiseman, Alaska.
Jackie and Steven’s cabin in Wiseman, Alaska.
Jackie and Steven’s cabin in Wiseman, Alaska. Photo: Jackie Veats

Find Your Way North by Milepost: Wildlife Refuge Highlights and Coldfoot Camp

The Road to Coldfoot

Welcome to Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks International Airport. Photo: USFWS/Andrea Medeiros

Milepost 56: The Yukon River

View of the Yukon River from the Yukon River Bridge. Photo: USFWS/Andrea Medeiros

Milepost 86: Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge Overlook

Aerial view of Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Photo: USFWS/Andrea Medeiros

Milepost 105: Kanuti River and National Wildlife Refuge

Milepost 175: Coldfoot Camp

Winter visitor center, left. Visitors proudly show their certificates commemorating their crossing the Arctic Circle. Photos: USFWS/Andrea Medeiros
Stickers left behind by visitors on a window at the facility in Coldfoot, Alaska. Photo: USFWS/Andrea Medeiros
Truck driving northbound on the Dalton Highway over Atigun Pass.
View from the Dalton Highway on the south side of Atigun Pass. Photo: USFWS/Andrea Medeiros

Stories from Alaska by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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