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#1876373 - 03/06/10 09:20 PM Re: Great Alaskan Adventure ; Combined [Re: white17]
mark Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
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Loc: Logan County KY
now, can we PLEASE get to day 5?
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#1876397 - 03/06/10 09:26 PM Re: Great Alaskan Adventure ; Combined [Re: mark]
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"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 14669
Loc: McGrath, AK
I wish ! Still no word from him on this end. It's getting close to his bed time too. He better come up with two days worth on sunday if he expects to sell that book.
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#1876400 - 03/06/10 09:26 PM Re: Great Alaskan Adventure ; Combined [Re: mark]
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Registered: 12/31/06
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Loc: idaho falls idaho
white,you sure okie isnt still skinning some of them marten through the mouth?or finishing up the feet?that or having one last cold gulo sandwich.
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#1876402 - 03/06/10 09:28 PM Re: Great Alaskan Adventure ; Combined [Re: trapr]
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Very well could be. I know that one evening he went to bed pretty whipped and I had to wake him the next day for lunch.
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#1876410 - 03/06/10 09:31 PM Re: Great Alaskan Adventure ; Combined [Re: white17]
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Loc: idaho falls idaho
all the clothes,the big boots,walking in snow,snowshoeing,expending 8 or 10 thousand calories,jet lag,and excitement.what is there to make you tired?
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#1876411 - 03/06/10 09:31 PM Re: Great Alaskan Adventure ; Combined [Re: white17]
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 15795
Loc: Northern Maine
Originally Posted By: white17
Very well could be. I know that one evening he went to bed pretty whipped and I had to wake him the next day for lunch.

Lol, for lunch?Half the day is over with by then.
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#1876415 - 03/06/10 09:33 PM Re: Great Alaskan Adventure ; Combined [Re: Bruce T]
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"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
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Loc: McGrath, AK
LOL That's all true.

It wasn't quite lunch time but it was getting close.
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#1876417 - 03/06/10 09:33 PM Re: Great Alaskan Adventure ; Combined [Re: white17]
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Registered: 12/24/06
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Loc: Northern Maine
Originally Posted By: white17
Everything Okie caught is his to take home.

As it should be.Just making money is the purpose I'd be going to Alaska to do.
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#1876421 - 03/06/10 09:35 PM Re: Great Alaskan Adventure ; Combined [Re: Bruce T]
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Man,I'd be chomping at the bit every morning to get out there.
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#1876427 - 03/06/10 09:37 PM Re: Great Alaskan Adventure ; Combined [Re: Bruce T]
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: Magna, Utah
I'm plum wore out just reading the story, can't imagine how tired I'd be if I was actually there.

Though I have heard about them snow shoe miles and what they can do for your stamina!
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#1876428 - 03/06/10 09:38 PM Re: Great Alaskan Adventure ; Combined [Re: Bruce T]
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Registered: 12/22/06
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Loc: Logan County KY
....and most of the daylight. I lived in Fairbanks, where the sun rose after 10:30, and set prior to 2:00 I December. But to be fair, with the snow, we had plenty of light prior to 10:00, and after 2:00 (but not much before, and less after, lol)
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#1876432 - 03/06/10 09:39 PM Re: Great Alaskan Adventure ; Combined [Re: GritGuy]
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Originally Posted By: GritGuy
I'm plum wore out just reading the story, can't imagine how tired I'd be if I was actually there.

Though I have heard about them snow shoe miles and what they can do for your stamina!

Snow shoed alot my whole life.It can do alot for your stamina.
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#1876440 - 03/06/10 09:42 PM Re: Great Alaskan Adventure ; Combined [Re: mark]
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"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
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True story too. That's one reason I chose to do this in February. Longer light and the days usually are zero or above with the nights down to minus 40. The sun really has some power coming back by this time. Best month of the year IMO.
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#1876454 - 03/06/10 09:46 PM Re: Great Alaskan Adventure ; Combined [Re: Aleo]
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Loc: Northern Maine
Originally Posted By: Aleo
Bruce, do you want to go to Alaska and trap a wolverine or what?

Now how did you ever guess that?Lol grin
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#1876459 - 03/06/10 09:47 PM Re: Great Alaskan Adventure ; Combined [Re: white17]
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you notice it when the driveway starts to melt off and you can see pavement on the road

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#1876464 - 03/06/10 09:49 PM Re: Great Alaskan Adventure ; Combined [Re: Bruce T]
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"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 14669
Loc: McGrath, AK
Originally Posted By: Bruce T
Originally Posted By: GritGuy
I'm plum wore out just reading the story, can't imagine how tired I'd be if I was actually there.

Though I have heard about them snow shoe miles and what they can do for your stamina!

Snow shoed alot my whole life.It can do alot for your stamina.


Yes it can. And your vocabulary when you hook a beaver stob.
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#1876465 - 03/06/10 09:49 PM Re: Great Alaskan Adventure ; Combined [Re: ]
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I read 330's,whats the best footholds for wolverine?
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#1876468 - 03/06/10 09:51 PM Re: Great Alaskan Adventure ; Combined [Re: white17]
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Registered: 12/24/06
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Loc: Northern Maine
Originally Posted By: white17
Originally Posted By: Bruce T
Originally Posted By: GritGuy
I'm plum wore out just reading the story, can't imagine how tired I'd be if I was actually there.

Though I have heard about them snow shoe miles and what they can do for your stamina!

Snow shoed alot my whole life.It can do alot for your stamina.


Yes it can. And your vocabulary when you hook a beaver stob.

Can't be no worse then walking on top of those pine thickets bobcat hunting with snowshoes on.Lol
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#1876478 - 03/06/10 09:55 PM Re: Great Alaskan Adventure ; Combined [Re: ]
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Registered: 12/31/06
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Loc: idaho falls idaho
pavement?
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#1876485 - 03/06/10 09:58 PM Re: Great Alaskan Adventure ; Combined [Re: trapr]
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Registered: 12/22/06
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Loc: Goldsboro, North Carolina
My memory may be a bit fuzzy, but I don't recall seeing my driveway until sometime near the end of March.

I do recall going grayling fishing the end of May in a creek not too far from home and the bottom half of the creek still was full of ice.
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