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NightTrain
08-01-2016, 01:13 AM
Been pretty busy the last month or so, with a glorious 2-week stretch up at the cabin.

A few shots driving down to Kenai to help out a friend :

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At the top of Turnagain Pass :

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And at my friend's house, right in downtown Soldotna. It's for sale, highest offer... so far the bidding is up to $650k. The beauty to this property is that's the Kenai River, a world-class fishing destination and they have grandfather rights to a dock on the river - these days you'll get pistol whipped for building one.

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NightTrain
08-01-2016, 01:16 AM
Anyone know anything about old coins? This is supposedly a Spanish coin from the days of Armadas from South America.

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9182&stc=1

Flip side :

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9183&stc=1

NightTrain
08-01-2016, 01:21 AM
Friends of my sister came up from New Jersey and I took them fishing... at a creek below the cabin. Nice little Rainbow.

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Steve got his first Salmon a few minutes later here at Clear Creek.

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NightTrain
08-01-2016, 01:24 AM
And then one morning, I headed up to the cabin for a couple weeks!

Nice hot coffee, the fresh smell of the river, the roar of the 302... mornings just don't get any better.

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9186&stc=1

NightTrain
08-01-2016, 01:29 AM
Took my friend Joe up, he nailed 4 salmon in 5 minutes.

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NightTrain
08-01-2016, 01:34 AM
Riverboat freighting - all the lumber needs to get hauled up ASAP. That's about 1800# in mine and 2000# in my son's boat.


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NightTrain
08-01-2016, 01:37 AM
Joe and I installed flooring in the kitchen - this was a fun project that only took a couple of hours.

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9193&stc=1

Kathianne
08-01-2016, 01:38 AM
Anyone know anything about old coins? This is supposedly a Spanish coin from the days of Armadas from South America.

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9182&stc=1

Flip side :

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9183&stc=1


What material are they made of?

NightTrain
08-01-2016, 01:42 AM
So the older guy from New Jersey told his kids about the fishing trip I took him on, and he asked if I'd take the 4 of them up. Really a nice family.

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9194&stc=1

Ryan with his first salmon ever :

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Lauren catching her first salmon ever :

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NightTrain
08-01-2016, 01:45 AM
Properly loaded!

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9197&stc=1

NightTrain
08-01-2016, 01:48 AM
Annnnd... then the Reds started running. Hard.

That was right about the time that all upgrades on the cabin came to a screeching halt.

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9198&stc=1

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NightTrain
08-01-2016, 01:53 AM
So, the river started flooding, and the water level came up substantially. I was thinking on the way up that I didn't want to park it down in the normal spot, instead just hammering up and drop off-step in the sweet spot right in front of the cabin, safe and secure.

I won't bore you with what happened, but this is the result.

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9200&stc=1

Yep, I fucked up! :laugh2:

It only took about 5 minutes to push her back in the water with the King Quad 4-wheeler. No harm, no foul!

darin
08-01-2016, 01:59 AM
God you have the life Rick. Maybe I'll start flooding you with resumes in the hopes of networking a new life :)

NightTrain
08-01-2016, 02:00 AM
And an AC/DC Fridge! This runs off the batteries fed from the solar panels and it keeps up with the half-amp draw this puts on the system.

Free 'lectrics! Sharon was mighty happy with this project.

This damn picture insists on being sideways... maybe I can get Jim to rotate it. I forget how to get around that.

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9202&stc=1

And a new screen door at the back of the cabin for those hot days :

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9203&stc=1

NightTrain
08-01-2016, 02:06 AM
And then, as we were up fishing at Disappointment Creek, a 300# Black Bear jumped in the river right above us and swam to the other side.

I was wondering if he was going to make it, because he finally got out of the river about 100 feet above the rapids... and that's some pretty gnarly whitewater.

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NightTrain
08-01-2016, 02:12 AM
More of the bear's epic struggle against the river before being swept into the rapids :

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And safety! It was pretty cool to watch this. Sorry for the poor quality, my phone was almost dead and the camera suffers when that happens.

http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9216&stc=1

NightTrain
08-01-2016, 02:19 AM
What material are they made of?

That one is silver.

If you look at the worn-off date there on the bottom, it looks to me like 1610. That kind of artifact is fascinating to me.

NightTrain
08-01-2016, 02:23 AM
God you have the life Rick. Maybe I'll start flooding you with resumes in the hopes of networking a new life :)

Hey, by the time you come up to do your Mountain Man trip, it'll be more of a condo than a cabin!

I'm pretty tickled about the fridge running off the solar powered system. No freezer in it, though... and ice is pretty nice for the drinks. I'm kicking around the idea of a DC freezer of some kind.

Kathianne
08-01-2016, 04:42 AM
That one is silver.

If you look at the worn-off date there on the bottom, it looks to me like 1610. That kind of artifact is fascinating to me.
Most definitely! So cool! I'd get them appraised. I thought silver, with the green. Hmmm, Spanish galleons...

NightTrain
08-01-2016, 10:19 AM
Most definitely! So cool! I'd get them appraised. I thought silver, with the green. Hmmm, Spanish galleons...

Sharon is researching the coin, it's called "Pillars and Waves" and the date stamped is 713, meaning 1713 during the reign of Phillip V of Spain. The 'M' in the upper right corner means it was minted in Lima, Peru.

Kinda cool!

Elessar
08-01-2016, 10:35 AM
Geeze, NT....

I am practically salivating over those pictures.

What a racket you have going on up there!

NightTrain
08-01-2016, 10:41 AM
Geeze, NT....

I am practically salivating over those pictures.

What a racket you have going on up there!

Thanks man!

Come on up for a fishing trip.