We have been in Fairbanks since Wednesday and it has mostly rained on us. Yesterday the sun broke through briefly and we took advantage of it. First, we went to the University of Alaska at Fairbanks large animal research center (LARS). We had lunch as the Musk Oxen hung out in their pen right next to us. What's a Musk Ox you say? This is what they look like:
Then, I played nine holes at the Fairbanks golf course. It's a nice course that is in good shape - for Alaska. Back home in Az it would be considered not such great shape but it was still fun. Feeling the need for some exercise I did walk! Yeah me!
We closed the day by taking a hike around the Creamers Field State Migratory Waterfowl refuge. While on our hike we came across this interesting mushroom.
It's is called Amanita Muscaria or in English the Fly Agaric. We looked it up here and found some very interesting stuff. It's listed as deadly, however it then indicates that it is really a "strong hallucinogen". It goes on to say that the effects can be "recycled", but you really need to read about that for your self.
Tomorrow we head down to Denali National Park.