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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:03 PM
A few pics from last weekend... we only took 2 days off, but it was much needed.

Mama moose with very young twins about 10 miles up the river :

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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:06 PM
My first mishap in the boat! As I was coming in to our parking spot for the boats at the cabin, I hit a sneaky gravel bar and sucked some rocks through the jet... I shut her down, but it was too late. One rock managed to get through the intake grate and jammed itself in the impeller, which crippled the boat.

Fortunately, my friend Junior was along and he's got small enough hands to reach in through the inspection plate on the jet and removed the rock - he saved the day!

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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:09 PM
Some fishing action... one on the beach, and another on the way. The fishing was pretty hot, the first 10 casts produced 9 fish.



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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:10 PM
Junior giving his Rainbow a goodbye kiss before releasing it.

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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:11 PM
Dylan with a nice little Dolly Varden.

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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:12 PM
My son Ricky's girlfriend Harlee with her first catch.

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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:13 PM
Junior with his first Grayling. Pretty small one, but they're very pretty. I think my lense was smudged on my phone, so the colors are a bit washed out.

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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:14 PM
Part of the Fleet at rest... I'm flying the Jolly Roger. Yarrr!

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gabosaurus
05-31-2016, 09:16 PM
Looks desolate. Nice pictures, though. Hope you had an enjoyable time.

NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:18 PM
One of our goals was to get the foundation pilings set for a new cabin being built behind our cabin. The digging is a real chore, so some energetic teenagers were enlisted to help out.

I expect we'll have this cabin walled in by July or so due to all of us working long hours in the Summer and being unable to get up there every weekend.

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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:19 PM
Another friend, Joe, surveying the scenery and Sharon in black behind him.

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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:21 PM
Steak. It's what's for dinner.

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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:23 PM
Dylan, Junior and Joe - part of my crew that I imported from Montana. Cabin trips are fringe bennies, they had a hell of a good time.

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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:25 PM
My boat at the Talkeetna boat launch, waiting to pick up Sharon & take her up the river.

Had to take down the Jolly Roger and fly the colors for Memorial Day.

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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:28 PM
Game Cam installed - this one will hold 10,000 pictures at 6 megapixels at 10 second intervals when there's motion detected, and it also has night vision capability.

It'll be interesting to see what kind of critters we get through there whilst we're gone. I'm going to get one that rides on the cellular network and can text me photos when it takes one.

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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:30 PM
Kind of a cool shot, my son's boat on the left and mine on the right. Taken at the fishing spot through the canyon.

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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:31 PM
Dylan, me and my son.

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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:32 PM
Dylan fishing like a boss.

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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:35 PM
Me in my boat.

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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:36 PM
Junior, me, Dylan and Joe.

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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:37 PM
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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:39 PM
About to enter the canyon.

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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:39 PM
Joe with a nice Dolly.

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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:40 PM
My son Ricky giving Ronnie a lift to shore - guess who forgot his rubber boots at home?

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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:42 PM
Junior's attempt at building a sniper hide. Bright red camp chairs was a nice touch!

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NightTrain
05-31-2016, 09:53 PM
And it's ready for the crossmembers for the platform.

Sure goes quickly with a lot of help... 15 people all pitching in makes it a breeze. Gotta lure them in with free beer and fishing trips. :laugh2:

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Kathianne
05-31-2016, 10:18 PM
NT, great pictures! Sure looks like you all had a blast. What a great way to have fun and get the house begun, smart move. I'm sort of struck by the similarity between Alaska and AZ-in parts. Of course we don't have the amount of water, but the rockiness and backgrounds sure seem close cousins.

Abbey
05-31-2016, 10:45 PM
A few pics from last weekend... we only took 2 days off, but it was much needed.

Mama moose with very young twins about 10 miles up the river :

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8930&stc=1


Awww Mooselet!

NightTrain
06-01-2016, 08:16 AM
NT, great pictures! Sure looks like you all had a blast. What a great way to have fun and get the house begun, smart move. I'm sort of struck by the similarity between Alaska and AZ-in parts. Of course we don't have the amount of water, but the rockiness and backgrounds sure seem close cousins.

Funny thing about the cabin... we work our butts off, but always have a lot of fun doing it.

NightTrain
06-01-2016, 08:18 AM
Awww Mooselet!

Well, if a goose is geese, wouldn't a moose be meese? And therefore a meeselet? :confused:

CSM
06-01-2016, 08:29 AM
Great stuff. If I were about 40 years younger, I would have loved that lifestyle. Too fat and old now though.

CSM
06-01-2016, 08:32 AM
Well, if a goose is geese, wouldn't a moose be meese? And therefore a meeselet? :confused:

but baby geese are gosslings...shouldn't baby moose be mosslings?

Abbey
06-01-2016, 09:23 AM
Well, if a goose is geese, wouldn't a moose be meese? And therefore a meeselet? :confused:

Works for me!

Atticus Finch
06-01-2016, 10:56 AM
Some fishing action... one on the beach, and another on the way. The fishing was pretty hot, the first 10 casts produced 9 fish.



http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8932&stc=1beautiful country....I'm jealous