back from another week in remote alaska

by cable, Monday, July 24, 2017, 00:16 (29 days ago)

we finished insulating the new cabin, putting up visqueen and making the little place snug. we had temps as high as 86 in the shade and overnight lows down to 30 degrees, already in July.

one day we rode 50 miles on our wheelers hauling insulation and i even surprised my wife with a big heavy rocking chair we hauled in on top of the pac-rat trailer behind my wheeler [ it was raining and muddy, bur we padded it and wrapped it with a tarp and it made it without a scratch .....she sits on the porch in it, and inside for reading at night !

there is still ice on one of the streams we cross

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the wildlife was glad to see us again, the bunnies are not even afraid, but the little red squirrels chew their way into the old cabin and destroy and steal [ a whole package of hoagie rolls] so squirrel control got serious:

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the old cabin is wonderful but not mouse or squirrel proof; the steps lead to the new cabin:

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on the way out we ran into huge numbers of caribou; they passed just 25-50 yards in front of us and didn't pay much attention to us or the wheelers ...many of them probably never see anyone in their life:

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big guys with double shovel antlers !! hopefully we will see some of these in mid september.

we are so blessed to live here and see these things; on the way home on the highway about 11 pm last night this was an example:

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and the little bunny walked right up to my feet and looked

by cable, Monday, July 24, 2017, 00:29 (29 days ago) @ cable

at me just next to the fire pit at the old cabin

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the fireweed is blooming all alone the trails

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it does heart and soul good to spend a week like this.

I get to head to Alaska

by Robb Barnes, Monday, July 24, 2017, 23:18 (28 days ago) @ cable

in one month for a week of silvers fishing out of Yakitat ans silvers and halibut in the deeper water. Not near as neat as the pictures shown but I soooo look forward to my rare journeys up there.

thats awesome country and fishing there too !

by cable, Monday, July 24, 2017, 23:20 (28 days ago) @ Robb Barnes

:-D

One of these days I'll make it up there.....nt

by bmize, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 16:52 (27 days ago) @ cable

nt

Beautiful country.

by Murphy @, Monday, July 24, 2017, 05:42 (29 days ago) @ cable

I worked the Alaskan pipeline during 1975-1976. Those photos sure bring back a lot of memories. Beautiful country. Looking forward to more photos once you get the new cabin built.

Murphy

Thanks for sharing... Just beautiful...

by Hobie ⌂ @, Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Monday, July 24, 2017, 06:27 (29 days ago) @ cable

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Sincerely,

Hobie

Incredible! Where in Alaska?

by Skgrips, Monday, July 24, 2017, 08:38 (29 days ago) @ cable

nm

go past Chicken, about 40 miles, then 25 miles off road

by cable, Monday, July 24, 2017, 09:46 (29 days ago) @ Skgrips

not too far from the canadian border.

Excellent. I miss the scenery and even the weather! NT

by Bryan ⌂, Ft Worth, TX, Monday, July 24, 2017, 17:36 (29 days ago) @ cable

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Thanks Cable..........nt

by Creeker @, Hardwoods, Monday, July 24, 2017, 19:49 (29 days ago) @ cable

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Looks like great times! I am happy for you!

by Rob Leahy ⌂ @, Prescott, Arizona, Monday, July 24, 2017, 22:37 (29 days ago) @ cable

we finished insulating the new cabin, putting up visqueen and making the little place snug. we had temps as high as 86 in the shade and overnight lows down to 30 degrees, already in July.

one day we rode 50 miles on our wheelers hauling insulation and i even surprised my wife with a big heavy rocking chair we hauled in on top of the pac-rat trailer behind my wheeler [ it was raining and muddy, bur we padded it and wrapped it with a tarp and it made it without a scratch .....she sits on the porch in it, and inside for reading at night !

there is still ice on one of the streams we cross

[image]

the wildlife was glad to see us again, the bunnies are not even afraid, but the little red squirrels chew their way into the old cabin and destroy and steal [ a whole package of hoagie rolls] so squirrel control got serious:

[image]

the old cabin is wonderful but not mouse or squirrel proof; the steps lead to the new cabin:

[image]

on the way out we ran into huge numbers of caribou; they passed just 25-50 yards in front of us and didn't pay much attention to us or the wheelers ...many of them probably never see anyone in their life:

[image]

[image]

big guys with double shovel antlers !! hopefully we will see some of these in mid september.

we are so blessed to live here and see these things; on the way home on the highway about 11 pm last night this was an example:

[image]

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Of the Troops & For the Troops

wish you were here with us !

by cable, Monday, July 24, 2017, 22:56 (28 days ago) @ Rob Leahy

:-)

Me too! We may make it back in late August. I will let

by Rob Leahy ⌂ @, Prescott, Arizona, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 08:57 (28 days ago) @ cable

you know.

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Of the Troops & For the Troops

great!

by cable, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 10:02 (28 days ago) @ Rob Leahy

:-)

back from another week in remote alaska

by Jared, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 06:06 (28 days ago) @ cable

Looks like heaven. Very nice, pleas post more pictures as the new cabin progresses.

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