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    OK guys that message was dated 4/1 and it is now 4/4 and no follow up.

    I hope they did not fall through the ice!

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    He made the last load in yesterday. Stayed the night out there to let the trail harden back up overnight. I had to come back to work yesterday so our friend out in Manley was going to go with him. He ended up going by himself, crazy boy. So I am not posting any pictures or anything until I hear he made it back to Manley safely. Hopefully here in a few hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizz123 View Post
    Looking good!!

    If you guys ever make it down to the Kenai area look me up, maybe we can get lunch or something
    Would love that. Maybe we can get Akbushman in on it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stimestar View Post
    Would love that. Maybe we can get Akbushman in on it too.
    Haha, that'd be fun! I enjoy visiting the Kenai, beautiful place. I spent a year in Seward. Unfortunately I don't make it up there very often, Seattle is actually closer to me...I do have relatives in Soldotna though, so its not impossible...
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    First 150 mile drive to Manley Hot Springs, then a 6 hour snow machine ride to the Cosna. Rinse, repeat.

    My dear friend Sarah, where we were staging the supplies.

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    First load is about 1500 lbs.

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    First leg of the trip break.

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    Deep Creek. The first time was scary, the other times were fun. On the last trip, I stayed on this side to video Daniel going up it. I seriously could not walk up that. Had to crawl. It was funny.



    After almost 90 miles, I had been beat up enough on my smaller machine. I had what's called throttle thumb as the tension on the throttle was so stiff. I couldn't go as fast as we needed to and still remain on the trail. Daniel's sled is a brand new freighter. Mine is just a rough, wobbly ping pong ball. So on the return trip, we just loaded it up.

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    Anyways, we did it. The supplies are up there. Building will happen this summer.
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    That's looks like a "trip"....lots of work...
    Thanks for bringing us along.....
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    Awesome! Lots of work, but lots of reward at the end.
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    Man, you folks are amazing! I was worn out just looking at the pictures.

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    Not sure if I posted this before but it's a trip through the Alaska wilderness.
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    This is a video of my friends Wayne and Scarlett that I go visit every year.

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    So went down to Wasilla for the state roller derby tournament. Got a few cell phone pictures.

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    Denali.
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    Mt. Foraker with Denali in the background. This is from the south, looking north. My normal view is from the north.

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    Skiis are off the Taylorcraft and tires are back on. Annual inspection is done. I'm still working on ground school.

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    He's thinking of selling the Taylorcraft and buying a Citabria.

    And in honor of Mother's Day, here's a great little video with some spectacular scenary and baddass women.

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    How in the heck do you get anything done....with views like that......WOW.
    Thanks again for the wonderful pic's.

    PS ....when are you going to get your own TV crew?
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    Hahha seems like half the people I know are on tv I have been filmed several times by Life Below Zero as part of Sue's segments but they always cut me out. They don't like to show her getting help.
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    Wonderful videos. Thank you for posting them.

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    Fairbanks has reached a major summer milepost: it won't be truly dark again for more than two months.

    The Interior Alaska city has entered its annual string of 72 days where the sun just barely dips below the horizon at night, leaving a lingering glow known as civil twilight.

    Civil twilight means the sun travels no more than 6 degrees below the horizon, said Brian Brettschneider, a climate researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks International Arctic Research Center.


    "It's usable twilight," Brettschneider said, meaning people can take part in outdoor activities without needing additional light.

    Civil twilight began Tuesday at 1:53 a.m., according to the U.S. Naval Observatory. The city won't see civil twilight end again until July 27 at 1:40 a.m.

    Fairbanks, AK, doesn't technically receive midnight sun, but starting today, they have 24 hours of daylight plus civil twilight. @AlaskaWx pic.twitter.com/7WDI5tICIc— Brian Brettschneider (@Climatologist49) May 16, 2017
    Sitting about 100 miles south of the Arctic Circle, Fairbanks doesn't technically get 24 hours of sunlight, Brettschneider said, but civil twilight can make it feel like it does.

    On June 21, the longest day of summer, the sun sets in Fairbanks at 12:47 a.m., and rises at 2:59 a.m.
    https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/fair...days-of-light/
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