Hunting the Northern Lights in Fairbanks, Alaska
2014 marks the peak of an 11-year solar cycle that’s bringing an increased amount of Northern Lights activity here on planet Earth.
I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the Northern Lights for a few years now. I’ve traveled several times to various ends of this planet to see them, and every time I’ve gotten skunked. Clouds, snow, ice storms, low solar activity — you name it and it’s probably prevented me from seeing the aurora.
So when a last-minute opportunity came up to travel with Jared and the folks at Gondwana Ecotours up to Fairbanks to try and see this light show, I was all in. The trip was epic and adventure-filled, but the lights didn’t want to show themselves. After eight days, I thought I was going to miss them once again, until a miracle happened…
Scott’s trip was hosted by Gondwana Ecotours. All photos by author.