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Fall Tundra in Nome. Photo: Margaret DeMaioribus; KNOM.

Falling into a New Chapter

As the months dwindle onwards, it’s become clear that summer doesn’t last forever. Whether it’s the mornings lost to darkness, or the tundra’s rusted exterior, fall’s presence is hard to ignore. But the strangest part of the coming season, Tyler observes, is that, for the first time, he’s not in school anymore.

Emily, Davis, Tyler, Lauren, Karen, and Mitch

New Beginnings

“The feeling getting off the plane, bathed in pre-solstice midnight sun, is most closely relatable to the feeling one has at the peak of a rollercoaster. It’s fear, excitement, elation, and a complete willingness to plunge into the unknown,” Tyler says.

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