We just got back from a birding trip to Nome and St Paul Island, both in Alaska. I had asked for packing advice here:

For twelve days, I brought a half dozen quick dry shirts (REI running shirts), a half dozen pairs of underwear, and a pair of socks for every day. In retrospect, I could have brought fewer shirts and underwear. They dried fast enough to wear every other day. But I had insurance in case I didn’t feel like washing them at night.

1. I’m wearing medium weight long underwear, waterproof pants, an ordinary camisole, a quick dry shirt, a fleece shirt, a down hooded jacket, gore-tex shell, a wool neck gaiter, ear flap hat, gloves, and knee high neoprene boots. This was warm enough most of the time, except when it was really windy.
2. Why take such robust boots? It was pretty wet. This was on a path going up a hill.
3. Moose and baby
4. Musk oxen
5. Red fox
6. Rock ptarmigan
7. Horned puffins
9. Arctic fox (blue morph)
10-12. Seen at the Nome airport
13. Map

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