Every year in early October I co-guide a photo tour to Alaska’s arctic with friend and colleague Hugh Rose. We do two trips back to back actually, taking 8 photo and nature enthusiasts on a venture for the magic of the emerging arctic winter. While we are omnivorous regarding subject material, the aurora borealis, polar bears, winter landscapes and arctic wildlife dominate our pursuits. In recent years, the trip has grown very popular and Alaska, in classic form, never fails to deliver some outrageous opportunity every year. The solar activity is increasing and we are hopeful for some good displays, if we can find some clear skies. Posts over the next few weeks may be slim but I’ll try to share some updates if connectivity can be had. I do like that fact that there are still many places in this state that are connectivity dead spots. It’s good to disconnect now and then.