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© November 6th, 2001

“…Below zero temperatures, along with night after night of ice fog, helped crystallize the snow cover, the river’s edge and encrust every stem of every bush and tree with thick hoar frost. Four to six hundred miles above the earth, an extremely rare once-in-a-lifetime red aurora illuminates the entire river delta with rich maroon sweet light, as it dances across the stars above the western Chugach Range. The aurora shimmered from dusk to dawn, leaving one awestruck and breathless from the humbling experience of it all…”

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