My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

The Bush Life
My old buddy "KAYAK"

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Some wildlife from my past.......ENJOY

At my present location, we don't get to see many large or exotic wildlife because of to many preditors and the Pebble Mine with all its blasting, helicopters and planes operating in the immediate area. Because of these activities we have to travel many miles for food. That only happens if there is enough snow on the ground.

Also, I haven't been on the computer all that long and the majority of my photos were taken long before the digital camera came along.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pretty Chilly Day

Morning Sunrise
Late afternoon

Some days it's a good idea to just hang out inside brew up some tea and read a book or watch a good movie.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

My new cabin site

A friend of mine has been hauling things up to my cabin site and took some pictures. Thought I would share with everyone.

My friends snowmachine at the property

My cabin site looking out at Denali

Here is Dave digging a spot for an 8x10 cabin for us to stay in when building my cabin.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Visit by the "DOC"

This is Ron who runs the clinic in the nearby village. The frozen lake makes a good highway. This is pretty typical of the way people get around in the "BUSH"

Something different

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Dependable visitors

One fact about living in the BUSH is, you can always depend on the animals to come and visit over humans. Living close to a village, I get more visits from animals. Not that I am complaining.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Chow time

This little guy is in the tree just outside my window. He kept making loud noises so, I went out see what was going on. Turns out all the birdfeed was gone. I filled the feeder back up and he is a happy camper.

Todays Sunrise

What a beautiful morning. Mornings like this with a good cup of coffee sure makes living here well worth it. Sunrise was at 9:31a.m. and it is -4 degrees. The lake has frozen back up and makes for good traveling. Little tough for walking, gotta use ice grippers. No telling what today will bring.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Dinner to Go

This eagle found a Salmon carcass on the beach when the snow melted

Early Breakup?.....Maybe

This weather has gotten crazy, last night it was raining quite a bit. This morning I woke up to 40 degrees and light rain. Today, the temp. got to 44 and although it was cloudy, the sun was out enough to brighten the day up. I went out to check my water hole and there is about 8in. of water on top of the lake ice. I have a feeling we will have an early breakup. These pics are from today.

If the grass shows anymore, may have to break out the lawnmower

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Random Photos

Just wanted to post some interesting photos until I come up with something new to post, Enjoy

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Denali Highway

This is one of the most beautiful back roads anyone can travel on. I have been going there every summer for as long as I can remember.  I remember one time, someone I had met on the highway, he said to me, "you are the first person I have ever met who leaves the remote BUSH and comes here for a vacation". I never thought about it that way. I will tell you, if you ever want to get away from the hectic life, this is the place. It is about 135 miles long and most of it is gravel and potholes. But, I love it. There are some services along there but, you should make sure you have extra gas and a spare tire, maybe two. LOL

I love my life

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My property

A friend of mine flew up to my property and took pictures from the air. To put it in perspective here are pictures in the summer and winter. What a difference.

Heck of a difference, wouldn't you say? This weekend, he and another guy took snowmachines to my property and got stuck a couple of times and when they reached the property, he said the snow was practically up to the waist. I may have to buy a snowblower on tracks or find a woman who likes to shovel. LOL