Posts Tagged snow

The siding blitz – April 13-15, 2012 (Trip 35)

Posted by Justin in Each Trip, Full Account

There would be no more snowfall, and the hours of sunlight was growing rapidly each day. The solid base of snow I was counting on to make an end-of-season haul of siding and windows to the cabin was on the verge of vanishing. Time was running out. During the week prior to heading to the […]

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Knee High in Spring Thaw (Trip 15)

Posted by Justin in Building, Each Trip, Full Account

Dee crossing a second branch of the ice cold Trapper Creek

Dee and I planned to hike out to the property on May 1, 2010. It would allow for one last excursion together before she left for the summer, and serve to get moving on my upstairs walls. We weren’t sure what to expect, whether or not there would be much snow, whether or not we […]

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Sunny Dee (Trip 13)

Posted by Justin in Each Trip, Full Account

Dee

The day after Scott and I hauled windows out, it was another beautifully sunny day. I still had George’s old snowmachine, and knew quite well that a trip out to the cabin would be a breeze. I was also interested to show Dee how fast we could get out there in the winter, and thought […]

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The Winter Lumber Haul (Trip 5)

Posted by Justin in Each Trip, Full Account

Loading lumber and concrete at Spendard Builders Supply

On April 18, 2009 I rented a U-Haul truck and then made my first purchase of lumber from Spenard Builder Supply in Anchorage. That was a great feeling, to look at the stack of raw materials that would soon become my wilderness haven. At that moment, I knew I was on course, and that nothing […]

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Winter Weather Camping & Snowshoe Safari (Trip 4)

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Chris practicing predator calls early in the trip

On fairly short notice, my friend Chris and I decided to do a little winter snowshoeing and camping out on the property. Sure, we really could have gone anywhere, but to what purpose? In heading out to the property, we faced the challenge of navigating a few miles of deep snow and some fairly rugged […]

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Alone in the Snow (Trip 3)

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Winter Morning Moon

Winter had hit, full blast, and the Arctic chill had found it’s way into the southern most areas of Alaska and beyond. Still without my own machinery, a snowmachine, ATV or otherwise, to access the property, I decided to take my new cross-country skis for a spin. As usual, there was plenty to learn from […]

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