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Sharing Alaska

By Tomass

3 years ago


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#101 2 years ago

Great mix and good looking dog! Mine is black lab and tough as nails

#102 2 years ago

The morning of my daughter's flight we found a nice patch of red raspberries that was untouched. There were a bunch that had ripened to the point of falling off and lots of big ones were on the ground. Some would fall off as we picked. I will remember this spot and try to hit it earlier next year. Surprised so many were still in good shape so late in the year. We picked enough for a batch of jelly in less than an hour.
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Here is what's left of our blueberry jam and fireweed and raspberry jelly.
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#103 2 years ago

Crazy winds have knocked down powerlines starting all kinds of wildfires. From Saturday to Sunday 7 different breakouts happened. Biggest one took out 50 structures. Some were close to me but extinguished quickly thank God. Today the smoke was so bad at work I have a massive headache. And yes, I have an Alaskan windshield.

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#104 2 years ago

When all those berries are ripe, would that also be the time to look out for bears?

#105 2 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

When all those berries are ripe, would that also be the time to look out for bears?

Spring time seems be when I hear about encounters that go bad. I think cause that's when the cubs are real young. Plus they come out of hibernation hungry. Can find bears in certain fishing spots fairly regularly but they don't seem to bother you when they are well fed. Had a grizzly with 2 cubs less than 20 yards on the Kenai but had no interest in me or the line of 15 guys fishing in a line with me.

#106 2 years ago

How do I order some jam?
I'll trade you for Maple syrup

#107 2 years ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

How do I order some jam?
I'll trade you for Maple syrup

I love real maple syrup! I'm sure we could do a trade!

#108 2 years ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

How do I order some jam?
I'll trade you for Maple syrup

Send him some ketchup chips too!

#109 2 years ago
Quoted from CanadianPinball:

Send him some ketchup chips too!

Never heard of that one!!?

#110 2 years ago
Quoted from Tomass:

Never heard of that one!!?

Exactly!

#111 2 years ago

Maple syrup and ketchup chips in exchange for Alaskan Jelly.

#112 2 years ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

Maple syrup and ketchup chips in exchange for Alaskan Jelly.

Pm sent

#113 2 years ago
Quoted from CanadianPinball:

Send him some ketchup chips too!

Ketchup Doritos as well.

#114 2 years ago

I suppose I'm jaded from living here all my life But we do have a great state - even if the winters last too long!

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#115 2 years ago

Can't wait! Hope you will enjoy the jams/ jellies!

#116 2 years ago
Quoted from pb456:

I suppose I'm jaded from living here all my life But we do have a great state - even if the winters last too long![quoted image]

Wow! That's a beauty! Ill bet that was quite a fight! I like fishing Willow even though it's catch and release for kings. Can't keep em but can catch one after another and not too much traffic. I don't do combat fishing.

#117 2 years ago

AK is also the only place to commercially make birch syrup, but it does not touch maple syrup. I think of it more as a cooking ingredient as it is a little bitter. Also takes a bunch more to make the same amount as maple.

#118 2 years ago

Interesting. .

#119 2 years ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

Interesting. .

I will try to pick some up next time I go to Talkeetna. It's where they make it. Small little shop.

#120 2 years ago

It is less than a 2hr drive but there is a wildfire between me and Talkeetna. Once this calms down I will grab you some to try though.

#121 2 years ago

You need anything else practical wise? I'll send it in the box

#122 2 years ago

The wild fires are dangerous and fast. Like the Amazon where most started by people.

#123 2 years ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

You need anything else practical wise? I'll send it in the box

I think I am good. Got your package ready and it will go in the mail Thursday or Friday this week. Fires started moving back towards the road and a trip was not feasible this weekend. I will get you some birch syrup at some point and mail it seperately.

#124 2 years ago

Make sure ...I'm making a run to wally world.
It's no trouble!

#125 2 years ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

The wild fires are dangerous and fast. Like the amazon where most started by people.

#126 2 years ago

They are listed as "human caused", but if you look into it, it was extreme winds 2 saturdays ago that knocked down powerlines. To me that is natural, but I guess because it is powerlines?

#127 2 years ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

Make sure ...I'm making a run to wally world.
It's no trouble!

Thanks for the offer, but I'm good to go!

#128 2 years ago

Interesting...reminder to smokers ...don't flick your smoke buts out your window.
Explanation not specific enough . Lighting is usually the culprit and power lines. Power lines included as man made is plausible.

#129 2 years ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

Interesting...reminder to smokers ...don't flick your smoke buts out your window.
Explanation not specific enough . Lighting is usually the culprit and power lines. Power lines included as man made is plausible.

Yep, but people assume it means negligence. Now everyone is ranting on Facebook without actually reading up. Or at least my wife tells me, since I do not have a Facebook account.

#130 2 years ago

Family of Cranes.

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#131 2 years ago

Awesome thread. Have had a fascination with Alaska ever since reading about the McCandless kid.

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#132 2 years ago
Quoted from Rascal_H:

Awesome thread. Have had a fascination with Alaska ever since reading about the McCandless kid.[quoted image]

The bus that they used to film that is at a bar in Healy. My daughter got a pic just like that one of her. People trek out to the actual bus, but I haven't.

#133 2 years ago

Saw an entire flock of cranes on the way to the state fair. Never saw this many at one time like this. You can really see how smokey it still is from the mountains in the backdrop. Usually a crisp clear view from here.

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#134 2 years ago

Fun at the state fair. 2000+ pound pumpkin took a new state record.

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#135 2 years ago

This one cracks me up. Had to include it from the AFC booth.

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#136 2 years ago

Ketchup doritos - check
CanadIan tire camo hat - check
Waiting for maple syrup!
Great pics thanks for sharing!

#137 2 years ago

Very cool thread..amazing pictures of the wildlife/terrain there. Can’t believe how warm it got up there..damn..fishing up there has got to be second to none..just recently, in a town an hour away from me, a few people posed w this 11 1/2’ 800 pound sturgeon..

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#138 2 years ago
Quoted from hwyhed:

Very cool thread..amazing pictures of the wildlife/terrain there. Can’t believe how warm it got up there..damn..fishing up there has got to be second to none..just recently, in a town an hour away from me, a few people posed w this 11 1/2’ 800 pound sturgeon..[quoted image]

Wow! That's crazy!

#139 2 years ago

My favorite part of trip to Alaska last year. We Vrbo'd a cabin on Long lake , hour south of Daneili.

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#140 2 years ago

My friend got a moose on Sunday. I went in to help him and it turned into 2 days since I had trouble with the 4 wheeler. Small one but still nice. A bull has to be 50+ inch spread or have 4 brow tines. Also a small spike / fork is legal like his.

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#141 2 years ago
Quoted from Tomass:

My friend got a moose on Sunday. I went in to help him and it turned into 2 days since I had trouble with the 4 wheeler. Small one but still nice. A bull has to be 50+ inch spread or have 4 brow tines. Also a small spike / fork is legal like his.[quoted image]

Is that meat for the winter? Plenty to share Im sure. Guessing 400 lbs/5?

#142 2 years ago

Its a small one, but usually a larger one will last a year for our family. And that's without buying any beef. It does not have any gamey taste like a deer does. It tastes like beef with just more flavor. If you didn't know you were eating moose, you would just think it was a really good steak.

#143 2 years ago

Never actually weighed the meat after, but it is a lot!

#144 2 years ago

Two baby moose in the front yard made the dog go nuts. Momma passed through a little while ago when it was still dark.

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#145 2 years ago

Took a ride out Petersville road this weekend. Also known as " the other road to Denali". Almost 40 miles that starts out paved and degrades slowly until it ends up being a quad trail. Towards the end you go through a creek which was cool.

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#146 2 years ago

And yes, those 3 buildings and camper were "petersville". Although it was spelled peatersville on the sign. The peak of Denali was floating above the clouds.

#147 2 years ago

i miss the mayor cat, stubbs

#148 2 years ago
Quoted from zaki:

i miss the mayor cat, stubbs

Talkeetna is very unique.

#149 2 years ago

Watching this thread all the way from Australia awesome thread one day I’d love to make it there and see the beauty.

#150 2 years ago
Quoted from Gorgar1:

Watching this thread all the way from Australia awesome thread one day I’d love to make it there and see the beauty.

Glad you enjoy it! I hope you do make it here some day. Winter is closing in fast so trying to get out a couple more times before the snow hits.

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