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PostSubject: A few pictures of Alaska   August 28th 2018, 1:27 pm



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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   August 28th 2018, 1:39 pm



Got on the Time Bandit. I walked 3 miles to get to the dock and during the walk somehow turned down the brightness on my screen. When I got to the dock, I was lucky to get 1 picture by dumb luck. I got onboard, met two crew members but couldn't take pictures with the cell since I could see anything on the screen. It is not as big as I thought.

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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   August 28th 2018, 1:49 pm



Glacier Bay National Park. Very deceptive in the photo. There is a guy in a kayak by the Glacier.

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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   August 28th 2018, 1:52 pm



Yukon, British Columbia.

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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   August 28th 2018, 2:42 pm

I've always wanted to go to Alaska.
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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   August 28th 2018, 2:48 pm

I want to go back again. Hopefully next summer. this time I would like to see more of the interior. We got 200 miles inland, but we had to cross into the Yukon to do it. We saw the mountain made famous during the gold rush where there is a picture of a long line of prospectors carrying 1 ton of equipment up (it took most 10 trips up) or the Mounties would not let you go any further.

Here is a not so good picture of the time bandit.

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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   August 28th 2018, 2:54 pm




Haines Alaska


Glacier National Park. We saw a brown bear with her 2 cubs.

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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   August 28th 2018, 9:47 pm

Looks very nice, without all the snow!
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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   August 30th 2018, 11:25 am




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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   August 30th 2018, 11:42 am

There was plenty of snow above Anchorage and the interior. At one Glacier, we had to have winter clothing to view, it was below 30F. That is something since it was 96F when I left home. By the color of the water, you can tell if it is glacier fed. Green water is from glaciers as it has a lot of silt in it. Under the green, the water is salt water.

This picture, the black you see on the right hand side is actually a glacier with the end black from all the soil it has scraped up along the way.

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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   August 30th 2018, 11:44 am

Other end of the same glacier.

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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   August 30th 2018, 8:18 pm

Salt water on bottom and fresh water from the glacier on top? Thats crazy.
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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   August 31st 2018, 12:27 am

I'd love to see that in person. It's looks like harsh climate. I don't think I could live there for long.

I wouldn't want to be in a kayak floating near those glaciers. Yikes!



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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   August 31st 2018, 12:06 pm

I was on the west side of Alaska for the majority of the trip. Went from Seward to Vancouver BC. Almost every tour claimed they get rain over 300 days per year. I don't like the summer sun but I don't know if I could handle that much rain. We saw the sun on two days for a few hours, the rest was rain and fog. In the Yukon it seemed the sun was out more, I'm guessing the height of the mountains was blocking the rain off the Pacific Ocean to some degree. Having said that, If I could go back tomorrow for good I would. Work and my last child is a senior in high school keeps me here. I'm getting old, it may be too late to make the change.

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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   September 5th 2018, 1:43 am

I remember a pickuptruck forum member moved to AK and periodically posted pics of hunts. I would love to do large game hunts there. Even salmon or halibut fishing would be great. I'm getting ready to buy a compound bow and hope someday to get a draw for a local elk tag but it's almost like winning the lottery.
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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   September 5th 2018, 10:16 am

Huck moved up there, haven't heard from him since pickuptrucks.com's forum was shut down. Lots of the old crew never made the migration over to here.

I'd love to get up to AK for some Halibut and Salmon fishing someday.
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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   September 5th 2018, 12:00 pm

While we were there, one of the Salmon seasons opened up. We heard the horn and it was a mad dash to catch as many fish before the season ended. That was for the commercial fisherman. In one form or another I ate Salmon every day whether it was in my eggs or a side dish. You could tell on the smaller boat who was fishing for Halibut by the winch type setup they had.
I was thinking about Huck while I was up there. Once I realized how little road system they have it would have been tough to get together. I was in Anchorage a whole 8 hours sleeping before driving up to Seward.
Spending some time alone in a village and talking with the natives, this has been a bad year for their Salmon run. Most of the men went into town to take jobs so they could survive the winter. They all believe global warming has affected the runs.

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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   September 5th 2018, 12:54 pm

I think overfishing has more to do with it than climate change does.
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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   September 5th 2018, 1:08 pm

Overfishing was # 2 on their list. At the village island I visited, the week before I got there it was over 90F the entire week. They had never seen those temps before. The woman from the village that I talked with has a college degree in Environmental Science, so they do have a sense of what is happening to a degree. That is how we got to talking about the subject. I has asked do many kids return to the village after going away to school and we realized we both held the same degree. They graduate 8 kids from high school every year (300 people village), and every year at least 1 joins the military. They were very proud of that.  At the same time, they have a deep distrust for the State and Federal government.

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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   September 5th 2018, 4:48 pm

I need to move there, I have a simular deep distrust of all levels of government.
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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   September 22nd 2018, 12:01 pm

2 more pictures that came from my wife's pictures. Both in Glacier National Park.



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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   September 22nd 2018, 2:43 pm

Im in for moving up there.
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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   September 23rd 2018, 12:15 pm

Next summer I would like to see more of the interior and then again cruise from Seward down to Vancouver. But instead of paying for all the sight seeing excursions, I would like to walk around the towns more, and maybe take 1 excursion to the Tongas National Park, the largest rain forest in the world. (Combined with the Canadian section) Hard to believe, I would have thought the Amazon would have beat it out, but I guess the word Temperate, means it is a different type rain forest that the Amazo





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The Tongass National Forest /ˈtɒŋɡəs/ in Southeast Alaska is the largest national forest in the United States at 16.7 million acres (68,000 km2). Most of its area is part of the temperate rain forest WWF ecoregion, itself part of the larger Pacific temperate rain forest WWF ecoregion, and is remote enough to be home to many species of endangered and rare flora and fauna. The Tongass, which is managed by the United States Forest Service, encompasses islands of the Alexander Archipelago, fjords and glaciers, and peaks of the Coast Mountains. An international border with Canada (British Columbia) runs along the crest of the Boundary Ranges of the Coast Mountains.[2] The forest is administered from Forest Service offices in Ketchikan. There are local ranger district offices located in Craig, Hoonah, Juneau, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Sitka, Thorne Bay, Wrangell, and Yakutat.[3][/ltr]

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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   September 23rd 2018, 1:17 pm

It's amazing cold climates can be so humid. It looks like average winter lows only drop to 25F and average highs peak at 62F in summer.

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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   September 23rd 2018, 7:01 pm

Sounds about right. IIRC, the tour guide said in the winter the average temps were in the mid 40's most of the time. A village I visited in Ketchikan said they use no snow machines, just quads all year. They seldom see snow.

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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   September 24th 2018, 10:24 am

I loved the Pacific NorthWest when I lived up there for a bit in the early 90's.

Not seeing the sun on a regular basis kinda sucked though.
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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   September 24th 2018, 11:19 am

Although I am not a big fan of summer and heat, I did not mind the rain/fog of the Alaskan and Canadian west. I don't know if I could take it 300 days out of the year though.

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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   September 24th 2018, 9:15 pm

Was just in Rogersville AL and met some people who said it gets too cold there(rogersville).

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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   October 14th 2018, 10:56 am

I was checking online comparos of state taxes again and AK might be the best US state relative to tax and retirement cost. Ketchikan looks interesting with maybe the only downsides being oodles of precipitation, challenged transportation, and all those cruise ship tourists.
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PostSubject: Re: A few pictures of Alaska   October 14th 2018, 3:53 pm

True, but like where I currently live tourism brings in a lot of money to the local economy. Forget roads, it seems boats, trains, and planes are the way to travel.

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