THE BUSH LIFE

THE BUSH LIFE
My old boat on Six Mile Lake

THE BUSH LIFE

THE BUSH LIFE
My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

The Bush Life
My old buddy "KAYAK"

Sunday, February 28, 2016

My cabin trip

Yep, you read right. Finally made it out to the cabin. My friend Randy put skis on the Supercub he bought from the Alaska State Troopers. This is Randy
This is Randy loading the plane at his house on the lake. His lake is pure ice. The wind was blowing quite a bit and was a bit of a chore trying to taxi away from the tie down.
These are photos taking off and traveling to my cabin. I'm in the seat behind Randy




These are views from above
This is Mt. Susitna, also known as Sleeping Lady. Certain times if you look hard enough, it looks like a lady with long hair sleeping with her arms folded over chest.


This is either a big pond or a small lake, depending on how one looks at it.
Some more photos



When we got to my cabin, we tried landing on the lake but, the temps. were so warm all week, we kept sinking in trying to land. So, we went to the other side of my property and landed on a packed snowmachine trail. This made it so hard to walk to the cabin carrying a bunch of things. Even with snowshoes on, we were sinking up to our knees. I gotta tell ya, I was plain tuckered out by the time we made it to the cabin. The main reason going there was to drop off my remote phone service. We have a company that provides a Yagi antenna and a box much like the one you have for tv. You raise up the antenna and point it towards a remote cell tower then, there are two wires that you hook to a 12 volt battery and hook up any home phone. I will have pictures when I go back. Parked on the trail.

Here are a few photos of the cabin. Had to shovel the snow just to get the door open.




I tied some surveyors tape on trees so if I snowmachine there in a snowstorm, it will be easier to spot.
I would have taken more photos but, the snow was so soft and deep, it was to hard to move around. I will do better the next time. Hope you enjoy, Ii know you all waited a long time. I am looking to go back in a couple of weeks. I told you it is small, lol. Take care.

















28 comments:

Mary said...

You sleep up in that loft? I'm a fan of small cabins. Easy to keep warm.

John said...

Hi Mary, actually, I sleep on a cot below where it's cooler.

Anonymous said...

Hello John....
Thanks for the post - I am trying to get a handle on logistics. About how far away is this cabin from where you have been living? It sounds like you own the property, so how much acreage is in your lot? Are you ever concerned that your cabin will get broken into while you are not there? From your pictures, the scenery surely is beautiful and I can see why you go there! Thank you. Chris

John said...

Hey Chris, it's about 45 miles West from my town cabin. About 30 minutes by plane, 2:45hrs. by snowmachine.I do own the property and it consists of 10 acres. I'm not concerned it will get broken into. People leave their remote cabins unlocked in case someone has an emergency and needs shelter. Otherwise, someone who needs shelter may break a window to get in. Just don't leave anything of value in there. It is beautiful out there.

Carol said...

Hey John you made it! Yahoo!I understand why you want to go there. What beautiful country you live in. The mountains are beautiful and with all that snow. I'm jealous of your snow. The cabin is small and cute, just the right size. I look forward to see more photos and what live is like in remote Alaska. Thanks for sharing John!

John said...

Hi Carol, thanks. It is beautiful out there, I enjoy the scenery and solitude so much. I plan to go again in a week or two. I got the fever, lol.

Anonymous said...

Hey John
Nice. Glad you finally got out to your remote site. I was going to attempt another run to my cabin last week, but woke up to 40+ temps and a drizzle, and I just didn't want to mess with the soft snow after we would have gotten off the river trail. It doesn't look like we are going to get any more cold wx or snow. Might be time to start looking at the boats, and getting them ready for the season..

Old John

grammie g said...

Hi John... crazy but amazing life you live. If I was 20 years younger I might be able to handle this but not at my age. Just got of the hospital, after major surgery just glad to be outside.
Love the landscape shots, beauty country. Now who needs a big house or cabin. The cabin looks big enough, you love that place!!!!

Grace

Evano said...

Nice!
Big place, more room to store more junk.
Looks about right to me for a single guy.

Looking forward to more pics.

John said...

Hey John, I think your right. I want to make a trip or 2 by snowmachine but, not alone. The Tripod is usable. I hope this weather holds out but, you never know. I'm glad I have a pilot with a plane now. It will be nice going out this Summer and getting work done..

John said...

Hey grammie, glad to hear you are hanging in there. For me, age won't slow me down. That's why I do the things I do. I agree, I do have an amazing life. Take care of yourself.

John said...

Hi Evano, you are absolutely right. More to come.

Debbie Schreib said...

how exciting! the scenery is breathtaking to say the least. a gorgeous property, John! loving the cabin. will you stay there the summer? I can only imagine how beautiful it is then, too. I suppose you must take lots of food/supplies to last as long as you intend to stay? can't wait to see more photos. what type of wildlife do you see? what projects do you have planned? it's all so very interesting. take care! Debi

John said...

Hi Debbi, thanks. It is beautiful there. I will take enthusiasm of supplies. If you don't mind, I will answer those questions in my next post. It will answer a lot of questions.

northco said...

Love the photos of your trip to the cabin....and the lakes and mts. Good to think of you out in the remote.

John said...

Thanks Northco, glad you stopped by. Hope to hear more from you.

northco said...

Your posts don't come up automatically for me, but I will check from time to time. Enjoy reading about your life there.

John said...

That's strange, not sure what the problem is. Glad you will check in.

Washkeeton said...

Glad you made it out there, and the cabin looks to be in good shape. Love the photos.

Wash

John said...

Hi Wash, thanks. The cabin is fine but, I will have lots of work this Summer.

becky3086 said...

I actually could see the woman with her arms crossed as you said. Love the view from the air but don't think I am ever going to be in a plane, at least not with such a nice view. Your cabin is definitely small but looks like you have everything you need. I know you were glad to get to visit it.

Anonymous said...

Hiya John glad to see this post and that you made it to the cabin.The pictures are really beautiful.Where did winter go? It never really got here in the South,guess we will get what us southerners call Blueberry winter around end of the month.We are having weather in the 70's.Its been a strange winter to say the least.When are you contemplating moving to the remote cabin?Good to see this post....Take care my friend...Bert from Bama

John said...

Hi Becky, kool. Quite a few people can't seem to see it. I do like my remote cabin but, plan to make it a little bigger.

John said...

Hey Bert, thanks. I was glad to make it out there also. Well, we had a strange Winter as well. We are having +50 degree weather with sunshine. I'm liking that. I don't have a time to move there just yet. I need to get some things first. Take care

KC said...

Hi! John,, So glad you made a trip to your remote cabin! I enjoyed the pictures and hope you will be able to make another trip soon.
I am sure it all depends upon the weather. We are into spring, but still may have a few snowflakes this week. I'm looking forward to working
outside in the garden. Looking forward to some summer Picts of your cabin to show more beauty of the area! Take care, KC

John said...

Hi KC, Sorry for the late reply. It was a very notable trip and will go back soon. We got an inch of snow yesterday. March and April are kinda strange months, you never know what will happen weatherwise except, it will be messy. Pics soon.

Kimberly F said...

How exciting that you made it out to the remote cabin! Can't wait for more pics!

John said...

Hi Kimberly, it was fun to get out there. It Wil be anywhere from 2-3 weeks before the lake opens. Fingers crossed.