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    Matt being interviewed in our cook shack.

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    The lovely finish video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Soooo.....do the port-a-potty's freeze up?.....
    In to a "Poopsicle?"......
    They do indeed and by about day 4 we were at critical mass. Called logistics to see if we could get another one. They said they would check at Central, the nearest town with a checkpoint and bring one of their least used. Yuck. Luckily my boyfriend earned some mega brownie points and squished it all down and spread it out so it would no longer be a poopsicle. Serious extra brownie points....
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    After a week of no showers and very little sleep; after all the mushers, race officials, vets, and media have left, we sit to have a couple beers and debrief.

    Stories from Checkpoint Mile 101.

    Cooks, one of whom was the daughter of one of our trail crew. Trail crew are snowmachiners (snowmobilers to you lower 48ers) are there to put in trail after a blizzard, in case of emergency, and to do the trail sweep. The trail sweepers pull up the stakes that mark the trail and pick up any dog booties that are left on the trail.


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    Frozen Yoga, or Stories from the checkpoint, part two.

    This guy showed up in the middle of the story telling. He had tried to get over Eagle Summit but the road was closed so he spent the night. We had just had another blizzard.

    He brought beer...

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    And whiskey.

    We're a sick bunch.

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    Did I mention whiskey?

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    So stinking proud of my bad azz daughter. She's 15 now and has been doing derby for 4 years. This was her last bout of the season. She is Kiki Kapow, number 101 (number sound familiar?). Here is a video of her. She is a blocker. The blocker's job is to keep the opposing team's jammer (the one with a star on her helmet) from getting through the pack. She's the one with the solid blue helmet. You can't use your hands...



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    That fantastic....Way to go Mom.....can't say I have ever heard of a Roller Derby mom before.
    I have heard of Soccer Mom's, Cheerleader Moms, Pageant Moms, Band Moms,.........?
    Very cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    That fantastic....Way to go Mom.....can't say I have ever heard of a Roller Derby mom before.
    I have heard of Soccer Mom's, Cheerleader Moms, Pageant Moms, Band Moms,.........?
    Very cool.
    Hahhaa oh I am very much a derby mom. Actually training right now to be a ref. As a ref, I get to skate but don't have to get knocked down as much lol.

    This was a while back.

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    I wonder how I would fare in Alaska, even when I am fit and ready...maybe they will find me 3000 years later and call me the iceman? or I would be able to survive...its totallyu the opposite of where I am...and looks good.....!!!!! You're lucky Star.
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    Lucky yep. Guess that means it is time to get dressed and go try to shovel my truck out. Got off "the trail" which is the hard packed part of my driveway and sunk...
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    Went out in the skiff today, walked a beach about 20 miles from my town. Saw these fresh tracks on the beach. This is certainly not a dog track, no dwellings for miles and miles. Pretty good sized wolf.

    The track above it is a deer track.

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    Oh nice find. Yea that's a big ol' wolf.
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    Today Daniel and I will bring "the shed" out to his homestead. It starts with a 150 mile drive to Manley Hot Springs, then load the snow machines (he has a big freighter and a smaller Polaris) down the Tanana River and up the Cosna River for 3-4 hours. 4500 lbs of building materiel. Should take us 3 trips between Manely and the place. We can only do two trips in the time we have this weekend because I have to be back by Monday morning. The main problem is, break up has arrived as of yesterday. It was in the mid 40's and things are melting fast. Most of that trip is on river trails. Hope they remain frozen!!!!!!!

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    We will be staying in this "shed" when we go out to the place (has an airstrip for summer) until next winter when we plan to freight out materiel for a whole cabin.
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    Sounds like quite the process! Good luck and stay safe.

    People sometimes don't understand the work Alaskans can put into building. When I built my house I purchased a small lot on the side of a hill. There was no way do gat a driveway to the build site. I packed every single board, sheet of plywood, bag of cement and box of nails up the hill on my back.

    That sounds easy compared to what you guys are working on...
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    I see you are calling your place "The Place"....that's how ours got started....as in
    "Are you going to your Place this week end..."
    And it stuck.

    Looks like a good start on the hauling....can't even imagine all that....Our whole cabin came by truck....LOL

    I had to have a hole excavated in the side of the hill for our "Place"....but it was because I liked that spot....

    Felt "Mystically Correct" ....conforms to feng shui alignments....(you believe that?...LOL makes a good story)
    But was more an accident than planning...of course a few mystic brewski's were consumed...

    Looking forward to following the build....
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    Excellent. Looking forward to following your progress.
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    Looking good!!

    If you guys ever make it down to the Kenai area look me up, maybe we can get lunch or something

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