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Sharing Alaska (trip to the reindeer farm)


By Tomass

1 year ago



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#101 66 days ago

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

#102 66 days 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 63 days 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 63 days ago

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

#105 63 days 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 62 days ago

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

#107 62 days 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 62 days ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

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

Send him some ketchup chips too!

#109 62 days ago
Quoted from CanadianPinball:

Send him some ketchup chips too!

Never heard of that one!!?

#110 62 days ago
Quoted from Tomass:

Never heard of that one!!?

Exactly!

#111 61 days ago

Maple syrup and ketchup chips in exchange for Alaskan Jelly.

#112 61 days ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

Maple syrup and ketchup chips in exchange for Alaskan Jelly.

Pm sent

#113 61 days ago
Quoted from CanadianPinball:

Send him some ketchup chips too!

Ketchup Doritos as well.

#114 61 days 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 61 days ago

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

#116 61 days 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 61 days 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 61 days ago

Interesting. .

#119 61 days 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 60 days 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 57 days ago

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

#122 57 days ago

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

#123 57 days 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 57 days ago

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

#125 57 days ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

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

#126 57 days 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 57 days 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 57 days 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 57 days 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 56 days ago

Family of Cranes.

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#131 56 days ago

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

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#132 56 days 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 53 days 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 52 days ago

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

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#135 52 days ago

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

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#136 48 days ago

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

#137 48 days 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 48 days 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 48 days 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 42 days 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 42 days 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 42 days 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 42 days ago

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

#144 37 days 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 36 days 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 36 days 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 36 days ago

i miss the mayor cat, stubbs

#148 36 days ago
Quoted from zaki:

i miss the mayor cat, stubbs

Talkeetna is very unique.

#149 35 days 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 35 days 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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