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darin
09-30-2021, 01:55 PM
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Black Diamond
09-30-2021, 01:57 PM
Holy.

darin
09-30-2021, 02:28 PM
Holy.


Being there does help one feel closer to God.

Here's where we stayed - power came from a small honda genny; water from a creek; food from the water. Just an incredible trip. Our outfitter, Dick Nipple, bent over backwards to ensure we had a wonderful time.

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@NightTrain (http://www.debatepolicy.com/member.php?u=89) NT'sGirl

JakeStarkey
09-30-2021, 02:31 PM
Thanks for the OP. Spent several years with the Charlie Manchus at Fort Wainwright. Bears were everywhere. My oldest daughter and I one morning at 2AM watched the beavers swimming about and working on their dam. We used manchu skis and ahkios in those days before the motorized sleds were introduced. A wonder world.

Thanks, again.

Abbey Marie
09-30-2021, 03:06 PM
I too thoroughly enjoyed my time with Mr. and Mrs. D. Nipple.

As always, your photos are fan-freakiní-tastic.

darin
09-30-2021, 03:36 PM
I too thoroughly enjoyed my time with Mr. and Mrs. D. Nipple.

As always, your photos are fan-freakiní-tastic.


You are fan-freakin'-tastic.


More wildlife - I caught a pic of these Northeastern Lovebirds hanging out up there. :)

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MtnBiker
09-30-2021, 04:04 PM
Great pics! Thanks for sharing.

NightTrain
09-30-2021, 04:56 PM
It sure was a joy having all you guys up here. Top notch people - you couldn't ask for a greater bunch.

All except breaking Abbey, it was glorious.

I just shut down the cabin yesterday, definitely the last run of the season with the boat. The river is down to a trickle and I ran the boat hard to stay above the gravel & rocks... we never touched, but it was dicey.

Took this yesterday as we were leaving :


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The snow will be here soon, time to get the fleet of snowmachines ready for duty!

NT'sGirl
09-30-2021, 07:14 PM
I am so glad we got to spend such an amazing time with all of you:beer:

Could not have asked for better company! I miss each of you everyday.

Thank you all for sharing your your time and love with us.

Abbey Marie
10-01-2021, 09:51 AM
It sure was a joy having all you guys up here. Top notch people - you couldn't ask for a greater bunch.

All except breaking Abbey, it was glorious.

I just shut down the cabin yesterday, definitely the last run of the season with the boat. The river is down to a trickle and I ran the boat hard to stay above the gravel & rocks... we never touched, but it was dicey.

Took this yesterday as we were leaving :


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The snow will be here soon, time to get the fleet of snowmachines ready for duty!

Abbey is healing nicely, and the surgery scar is really not bad at all. Iíd do it all over again.

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Abbey Marie
10-01-2021, 09:54 AM
Hey Rick, did you ever get your new hippie sign up there?

NightTrain
10-01-2021, 10:07 AM
Hey Rick, did you ever get your new hippie sign up there?

No, I forgot to take it up.... it'll go up on the snowmachines.

I know exactly where that one is getting mounted! :beer:

NT'sGirl
10-01-2021, 10:42 AM
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I can bearly imagine my life with out you

Abbey Marie
10-01-2021, 10:46 AM
Beautiful!

And those rays coming out of the sky, wow.

Abbey Marie
10-01-2021, 10:47 AM
No, I forgot to take it up.... it'll go up on the snowmachines.

I know exactly where that one is getting mounted! :beer:

Canít wait to find out where!

jimnyc
10-01-2021, 11:27 AM
Hatcher's Pass

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Hatcher's Pass

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Hatcher's Pass

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Cook Inlet?

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Lynx kitty

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Rudolph eating lunch

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Alyeska Tram

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Alyeska Tram

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Darin & Jen

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One of my best friends staying warm in last night's fire pit!

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Darin & Jen & Captain Rick

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My puppy the next night!

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Milo guarding the cabin entry

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Canyon walls

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Talkeetna River & Disappointment intersection

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more Canyons

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My pups guarding me whenever I took a walk

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Doggy debating hopping into backseat with me or not

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But Milo has it occupied already

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Old shed behind Sharon's Mom's home

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After all that peace, back into hell (you can see statue of liberty on left side, tiny on the island

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Everyone's favorite view of Mt. Denali!

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NT'sGirl
10-01-2021, 11:34 AM
Great shots Jim! Love it

Abbey Marie
10-01-2021, 11:38 AM
Great pics!

What was that gorgeous black cat creature?

jimnyc
10-01-2021, 11:42 AM
Great pics!

What was that gorgeous black cat creature?

Really a brownish color but due to light it came out dark inside the cage. That's a Lynx.

Abbey Marie
10-01-2021, 11:44 AM
Really a brownish color but due to light it came out dark inside the cage. That's a Lynx.

You caught her in action. Very cool!

Abbey Marie
10-02-2021, 01:41 AM
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darin
01-24-2022, 10:18 AM
Still Missing it.

NightTrain
01-24-2022, 11:45 AM
Taken a few days ago - the river really froze nicely this year :


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SassyLady
01-25-2022, 03:05 PM
Taken a few days ago - the river really froze nicely this year :


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Someone is occupying Jim's favorite spot!
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NightTrain
01-25-2022, 10:33 PM
Funny!

Somehow I didn't notice Ricky was taking a whiz... and yeah, that's where Jim did the triple gainer! :laugh:

SassyLady
01-26-2022, 02:54 AM
Funny!

Somehow I didn't notice Ricky was taking a whiz... and yeah, that's where Jim did the triple gainer! :laugh:

And where Sassy learned she was a true outdoor girl!