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Fire Creek

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69 ° 31' 23.002" N,
144 ° 56' 56" W


North Slope

Nearest City



1745 ft (531.88 m)

Fire Creek in Detail.


Heads in the Shublik Mountains, flows circuitously E to the Sadlerochit River 1.5 mi upstream from the mouth of Dodo Creek22 mi. NW of Mount Michelson, Brooks Range. 13 miles long.


So named by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) geologists in 1948 because it flows partly through Ignek Valley; "Ionek" means "fire" in Eskimo.

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Almost Overlooked - Day 4
Almost Overlooked - Day 4

I had a long day ahead of me. I had camp packed and ready to go by just after 8am. I headed down Fire Creek which would appear out of the stream bed and then disappear sometimes for lengths of over half a mile (1km). It would go from being nearly navigable to dry in less than 100ft.