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Staged for Construction (Trip 6)

Posted by Justin in Each Trip, Full Account, Site Prep & Surveying

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It was finally spring, and I had work on my mind. No, not magazine work and writing, nor web design or anything I do to make a buck; I’m talking about construction. I was itching for that first strike of my new hammer to a nail, feeling my saw rip through some lumber and watching […]

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Exploring ATV Access & Making Camp (Trip 2)

Posted by Justin in Each Trip, Full Account, Site Prep & Surveying

A Polaris 700 Sportsman loaded for an ATV trip to the property and a camp clearing expedition

With an truck, trailer and ATV on loan from my boss, I proceeded to the Trapper Creek Glenn parking lot, unloaded, packed the rig and headed off for the second ever visit to the property, and the first via a capable vehicle loaded with gear for beginning my molding of the to my liking. Since […]

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All the Way (Trip 1)

Posted by Justin in Each Trip, Full Account, Site Prep & Surveying

Small black bear track

On May 26, 2008, Paul Hedtky was back in Anchorage and looking for another ride up to Fairbanks. I didn’t have enough available time to take him all the way there, but did take him as far as the Talkeetna junction where he would then hitch the remainder of the way. My free time was […]

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Half Way There

Posted by Justin in Site Prep & Surveying

On May 22 of 2008, roughly three months after my initial purchase of land at Trapper Creek Glen, I made an attempt to hike out to the property, or at least as far out as I had time for. While returning back to Anchorage after dropping of a few Australian tourists from the hostel at […]

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