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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3648619
02/19/13 10:05 AM
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flying from King Salmon to Port Moller was kind of cool, theres a little more to look at than on the flight from ANC to Kodiak

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3648660
02/19/13 10:27 AM
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Sorry Len but I can't help you I am not familiar with that country at all. Maybe one of the guys who is from Igigaguik that was posting on here last year will chime in. That river you pictured doesn't look like the Ugashik but hard to tell in the winter possibly the one out of Egegik ??? was there a village at the mouth and if so was it on the King Salmon side of the river?
That Iliamna Lake country is beautiful lots of wolves, wolverine and other fur I haven't been over there in around 4 yrs. It is expensive unless you take a $1500 charter you have to go ANC then back to Iliamna and it still cost a bunch


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3648739
02/19/13 11:06 AM
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I was just guessing that it was about Ugashik at it would have been out the other side of the plane. It is just a shot of ice on Bristol Bay outside the approx location of Ugashik. When we touched down in King Salmon I loaded up the local area maps on my iPhone and had a lot more to go on for the trip. Next time I am going to have google earth and my topo maps loaded. I was like a little kid looking out the window. The right side of the plane would have been cooler but it was still very cool. I really want to find out about the Mars phenomena. Fault line Ken? I believe it is on the lake ice. Or shallow end of Lake Ice. Do they get any tidal fluctuation there? I don't think so but it looks to be from the lake dropping and something forming. Perhaps over some kind of fault lines but they are relatively small. It was pretty darn cool thats for sure. I have looked out a LOT of plane windows in the last 28 years and I have never seen anything like that.
Otterman do the villages around iliamna produce many trappers?

Waterrat where are you?? Your on the Lake somewhere? Fill us in.

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3648752
02/19/13 11:15 AM
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Okay
I got home at 8 pm from Sand Point visited with my kids and shopped and am in the airport now at 7:30 am for my flight to St Marys. Sleeping in my bed for at least one night was nice. ;0)

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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3648820
02/19/13 11:47 AM
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I couldn't make it out well enough to realize that was on the lake. Maybe just pressure ridges ?

Come to think of it I saw something similar many years ago (there's your cue Kusko). On another large lake when the wind would get really strong during freeze-up, it would actually tear large pieces of young ice out of the water and blow them into berms against stronger ice. It built ridges very similar to those. They were fairly well aligned too because the really strong winds came from the same direction. I'm talking winds between 50-100 mph. I was in a wall tent at the time. Talk about nerve wracking !


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3648922
02/19/13 12:31 PM
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I think what White was trying to say was a Labyrinth.....yes, that is what him and Daedalus were helping create many years ago for the King Minos......

Now, the people of Iliamna are attempting to recreate it.

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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3649127
02/19/13 02:16 PM
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It's caused by the quake we had a while back. Fractures of thick ice, that refroze???

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3649204
02/19/13 02:52 PM
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Yeah that could be. I forgot about that quake. See, I knew that a fault had something to do with it.


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3649378
02/19/13 03:57 PM
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white17:

What is the current price for Gasoline in McGrath, AK ? It's gone up 40 cents since February 1st here .

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3649389
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Not sure but around $7.50


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3649530
02/19/13 04:53 PM
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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3650891
02/20/13 12:47 AM
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Len I downloaded the PDFs! Thanks! Ever come to Alakanuk Gimme a notice on trapperman or ask Max for my number, I think you know Max at the school.


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3650936
02/20/13 02:10 AM
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We are all faulty at some point in our lives:)

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: Ak-49] #3650943
02/20/13 02:20 AM
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The Lake has froze and broken up about 5 times this winter. the berms are huge piles of jumbled ice with bad ice in between, we can usually travel from end to end on the ice but this winter only the bays that froze-up early are smooth enough and safe enough to get around on. A great big impassable mess!




Every village has a serious trapper or 2 and a few wanna-be's that catch all the loose dogs. We are far enough away to not have any competition and more available land to trap than we can manage. It started raining about Christmas here and everyone pulled by the 1st of the year,now I may get a few sets out for 3 weeks or so as the animals are almost in my yard. We have over the years taken 3 wolves,3 wolverines, and 6 lynx on the ice in front of our house!

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3650960
02/20/13 03:01 AM
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awesome pics, and great story

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3650968
02/20/13 03:32 AM
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All you guys were ok on the 4wheeler dunk? Scary, safety first!


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3650971
02/20/13 03:44 AM
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That second pic is really cool.

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3653617
02/21/13 03:21 AM
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Got to talk to a Siberian Yupik trapper today...poor guys get horrible prices for marten, 24 euros. I'll pick his brain more, he wants to check my line with me. My job is awesome!


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3653619
02/21/13 03:38 AM
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Wow Thats too bad. Can they not send them to NAFA too? Should be a way to get more for them. YukonJeff how far you willing to travel??? laugh

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3656010
02/21/13 10:08 PM
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That's what happens in a foreign country. Government makes all the money they can't sell to who they want only the government, they can do black market but risky. Had to talk metric measurements. He was amazed at a coni trap. They can't trap wolverine no traps worth using on them. To weak. He was amazed at the 375 h&h bullets I had in my pocket, he wished he could have a rifle like mine. Stuck with a sks. Pistols illegal for them. I gonna get interviewed by them this week and show a small part of my line. He don't like snowmachines, he rides a reindeer sled. Lotsa stuff we talked about.


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