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Northern lights #7237957
04/08/21 07:39 AM
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spending a little over a week outside Palmer on wolverine road cutting trees 5/7-5/16, at LIGHTSHINE MINISTRIES base camp.
hope the snow is gone and a little warmer.
What is the weather like in early may?
WHAT ARE MY CHANCES seeing them may 7th -16th?
Tom

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Re: PALMER [Re: TRAPPER TOM] #7238128
04/08/21 11:36 AM
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Trapper Tom, I grew up in Lancaster PA smile My grand daddy had a 120 acre dairy farm down in Quarryville, caught my first critters there smile
We have a late spring happening this year, still about a foot and a half of snow on the ground, but they are calling for warmer temps come next week. 1st week of May should be pretty snow free, muddy, and chilly with temps in the 40's. Easiest to plan on it being chilly and wet and hoping it is dry and warm smile

Re: PALMER [Re: HFT AK] #7238174
04/08/21 12:44 PM
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HFT i lived on good rd in new providence for 17 yrs and oldest son and i caught a lot of fur around the area
figures a late spring
we're hoping we can get our trees done and then spend some time wondering around


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Re: PALMER [Re: TRAPPER TOM] #7238192
04/08/21 01:00 PM
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Good time of year to shed hunt for moose antlers, yogi and boo boo will be out and about, just keep that in mind.

Re: PALMER [Re: HFT AK] #7238206
04/08/21 01:13 PM
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can we keep them if we find any
will hopefully be prepared for yogi hopefully at a distance


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Re: PALMER [Re: TRAPPER TOM] #7238309
04/08/21 03:39 PM
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Yes you can keep any sheds you find.

Re: PALMER [Re: TRAPPER TOM] #7239441
04/09/21 09:12 PM
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I looked up your ministry Tom, looks like a we have a few mutual friends. AK is a small world smile. Enjoy your trip.


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Re: PALMER [Re: TRAPPER TOM] #7240919
04/11/21 05:38 PM
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Oh nice thanks, we will have a great time regardless.
i assume you live down on the Kenai? to get there is on my bucket list
the last time in Alaska we spent 2 weeks in copper center building 2 houses, but that was 21 yrs ago
the Strenla lake camp i really nice for the local kids


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Re: PALMER [Re: TRAPPER TOM] #7249600
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What are my chances of seeing the northern lights in may (7th - 16th )


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Re: PALMER [Re: TRAPPER TOM] #7249603
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northern lights are out during the dark winter months. ITs summer time now. The sun is up all day long. good chance you wont be seeing them.


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Re: PALMER [Re: Malukchuk] #7249609
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thought so
Thanks


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Re: PALMER [Re: TRAPPER TOM] #7249658
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I saw some less than a week ago around midnite. They were faint. I believe sunspot activity is cycling down and has been for some years. Less sunspot activity means less northern lights.


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Re: PALMER [Re: TRAPPER TOM] #7255998
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The best aurora activity I ever observed was in Montana during the summer of 1984 I believe. It was spectacular.

Re: PALMER [Re: TRAPPER TOM] #7256032
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To fallow in Kansas Cat's foot steps so to speak the last cool Northern Lights show I've seen here in Montana were shortly after my mom passed away back in 2015 I think it was her way of saying she made it to heaven and was keeping a eye on me ha ha

Some day I hope to make it back up to Alaska during the winter to see them first hand .
Allan


Re: PALMER [Re: TRAPPER TOM] #7259340
05/07/21 08:20 AM
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still on my bucket list either way
leaving today


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Re: PALMER [Re: TRAPPER TOM] #7259412
05/07/21 10:55 AM
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Sun won't be up round the clock in Palmer area, but darkness will be short. If you get a cold clear night while your there, that would be the time to be looking.
Thanks for helping out the ministry.

Re: PALMER [Re: martentrapper] #7266912
05/18/21 12:37 PM
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well no northern lights but what a beautiful place to visit. spent the week on lazy mountain surrounded by snow covered peaks, great weather, good people.
got done what we need to. next team arrived before we left to pick up the next faze for the base camp.
cant wait to go back.


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Re: PALMER [Re: TRAPPER TOM] #7268219
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Next four years is expected to have increased sun spot activity. Try again next year but see if you can get up here a month or more earlier.

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