I'm just getting caught up on a lot of my travel reading and journaling and realized that I had completely neglected TA for the past six or eight months :(
I was in Fairbanks 3/13-3/21 this year. The aurora was outstanding on the second night we were in town, but it was cloudy for the next several nights and once it was clear skies at night, there was no solar activity to prompt the aurora.
It was a wonderful trip for the North American Sled Dog Championships, but not so much for the Int'l Ice Art due to high temps the week before we got there.
All in all, this was a nice trip, but not the best as my March 2007 visit provided numerous aurora viewings and with the temps below zero for weeks before my arrival, the ice art was beautiful!
I know I won't be going to Fairbanks in 2009 but I am already planning for 2010. Bring on the solar maximum!