Posts Tagged winter

Deep Freeze – January 15-18, 2011 (Trip 25)

Posted by Justin in Building, Each Trip, Full Account

The roof is roughly 75% complete!

This trip was unlike all others to date. I started off for Trapper Creek around 10 a.m., Saturday morning, after inflating all the truck tires. In Trapper my first order of business was to pick up items that were still stored on a friend’s property. The items consisted of a one-place trailer that would make […]

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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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Race Against the Sun (Trip 14)

Posted by Justin in Building, Each Trip, Full Account

The bottle opener from Belize works great!

On March 27-28 I was on a mission. First, the snow was melting fast under the growing daylight hours and warmth, and I knew I wouldn’t be able to return to the property until spring unless I hiked in. Second, I couldn’t stand the thought of that wall that had been pushed out by the […]

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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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Winter Weekend with Scott & Dee (Trip 12)

Posted by Justin in Each Trip, Full Account, Supplies & Tools

Scott packed down the snow around the cabin with his rented snowmachine in order to pull the windows up closer.

With snow still heavy on the ground, I made a trip out to the property on Saturday, March 20 with my girlfriend’s neighbor, Scott. He was eager to assist in hauling out windows and interested to see how things were taking shape at the cabin. Of course, I hadn’t been out since the previous October, […]

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Best Photos Slideshow

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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)

Posted by Justin in Each Trip, Full Account

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)

Posted by Justin in Each Trip, Full Account

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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