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    Alaskan Tales n Pix

    Welp, it all started on a little floatplane dropping us in....
    (as the pilot said) "the absolute fuckin' middle of nowheresville!"




    "Don't get eaten by a bear or stomped by a moose," were his final words.

    Yeah, Yeah.

    I had my brother with me for company during the 1st week. After that, I was on my own.




    In addition to each of us holstering bear spray and pig stickers, I brought along my special friend.




    I've got better quality photos coming....but for now here are some highlights.

    Have 1 more morning here to try and capture some more wildlife on film.

    Ciao for now.

















    Watch this space. I saw 7 grizzlies yesterday in Denali. Got most on the Canon.
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    Looking forwards to you sorting out the picture problem.

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    Yeah, hick...Nothing there...But I've been in those parts...Stunning country...And no other humans around...And no bear spray, etc...

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    Can't see any pics.

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    He must have really gone then, if he doesn't know photobucket's fucked.

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    Hick switch over to imgur. Screw PB.

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    Sorry chaps. OP should be view-able now.

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    How do you fill your days there, hick?




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    Well, it depends on a few factors Nev. I'm not living here, yet - I've been searching out remote properties of land for sale, so weather has been playing a part in what I do &/or decide to do each day.

    Basically: drive/navigate, hike, camp, fish & take photos has been the standard.

    Located most of the plots on my list but also decided against "going in" on a couple of others.

    Have had a few bear scares, got charged by a bull moose, someone sent some warning shots over my head as I'd encroached on their land, but overall things have gone on w/o any major hitches.

    However, (TBH) I was on a wildlife high at one point as a cow moose and her calf had just walked right under me while I was taking a break on a primitive bridge over a creek. Shortly after, I went to crawl under a fallen tree that was blocking the trail.

    Without checking my gear, I slid my gun to the other side and proceeded to get down on all fours and my bear spray canister erupted up my side and into my face. I was legally blind for around 5 minutes and in some serious pain as a nearby squirrel tittered and laughed its little furry ass off at me.

    That was kinda' brutal. Portions of my skin had a recurrence 2 nights later and just suddenly "burst into flame."

    Ahhh, so that's what human combustion might feel like!
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    'Kin hell, hick...That's what they say sometimes about weapons...That they are often used against you...

    You have a dog with you?...

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    No dog. The overwhelming local advice on that one was: they tend to attract more than deter.
    I suppose the +S and -s are debatable.

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    Looking forward to more pics.

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    Yeah man at Anchorage airport now. Got 2 days in FL before returning to the land o sand. Hopefully can find time to pop some up in the next day or two. I'll try! Need some pc time. Devices are wearing me out...

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    Awesome thread/pics!

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    That you in the picture?..Nice place ...really nice...thanks to share..post more pic...

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    Yeah Za, holding the gun and then GoPro strapped on my head. That's me ugly mug.

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    Hi Hick (Jimbo)? Looks like an adventure...
    Nice pics.. except your mug shot which is grizzly..haha.

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    Yes PB. And thank you,... I think.

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    Great thread. Loved this:



    Nothing but trees and bear shit - and a Thai restaurant. Cool.

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    Really could not get over the Thai presence up there. It bordered on the surreal.

    I'd be cranking by this no-town after an hour of pine n creek beds & boom!
    A little "Thai food" sign pegged to the mile marker.

    Also, checking out these towny camping / hiking shops - they'd have an inordinate amount of dehydrated Thai meals in pouches = just add hot water.

    Bizarre but welcome.

    Got me a 4 hand T massage on a brief hiatus in Anchorage.

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    Thanks for the photos of home.

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    Where do you hail from, snowman?...

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    You're welcome Snowman. Hope they serve to bring up some pleasant memories.

    Onward:

    Off Denali HWY. Called this "home" for a few days.

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    Right outside Denali Natl. park (the cabin setup I didn't locate)

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    A bit outside Talkeetna (the village that inspired the TV show: Northern Exposure)


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