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I have allways wanted to go to Alaska but the only way I could justify the cost of the fuel, is to be able to stay for three months. I hope I get to make it someday. I am sure this will be a interesting show.

Bunk

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Bunk...money is not the only way to justify an activity...if it were there would be a lot less people hunting gold, fishing, hunting, etc...

While I realize one has to spend wisely, life is too short and uncertain to delay every fun thing because the monetary return is not there...

fred

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I grew up in Alaska.if you have never been there the pictures can never do it justice . Today it's -35 degrees in Fairbanks , thats 90 degrees less than Phoenix today.The bugs in the summer are large enough to see on a picture or video.I have family up there so I still go up every summer.Be sure to allow plenty of time , there is so many places to go and see.Bunk, let me know when you are going, I'll plan my trip to coincide. Dave

P.S. and lots of big GOLD!!!

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I'm in Fairbanks tonight, came up to see the country vis Parks Hwy.....took forever to get here cause I kept stopping for pics....it is beautiful, but you won't be looking for gold here unless your underground or at a hotsprings,,,,it is coooold...

paul

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G'Day All, Back in the erly 60's I was stationed on Kodiak . Then lived in Anchorage area in the 90's. The last two years I have worked Wildfirea in Ak, last year @ Delta and this year on the Eagle Fire near Tok. Both times I was on fires long enough to have days off (2 days prior to the 21st day. Last year I rented a Harley from the Farthest North Outpost Harley Dealer in Fairbanks and spent two days on the road. This year I went to Chicken and came back with some gold..I do not wish Alaska any bad, but having said that if they :PB) DO have wildfires next year I hope to be dispatched there again...Worked with some realy great folks there................Idaho Al

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Fairbanks makes Anchorage look like Miami ! lol

pk

and it looked like they were gonna crush the Gator,,,maybe they will have it on a longer sling strap next time,,with a quick release! ;)

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Fred, I just don't want to rush if I get the chance to make that trip. Besides, I am having trouble getting Mama to think about just a month off next summer, shes a busy girl.

Dave, Do you drive up when you go?

Bunk

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George,

Thank you for the offer! Like I said, as much as I would like to, my wife's store prevents us from doing any long range traveling right now. I have a hard time getting her to take a week off.

Bunk

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Don't really know NK......just getting a grip on things here....it is soooo big.

Came down from a job interview in Fairbanks day before yesterday at the VA Clinic and drove through the Hwy 2 to Glen Hwy over to Glen Allen then back to Anchorage,,,,that whole area is beautiful.

I was impressed by the Copper River area and i hope to go back over there in a week or two when i get 5 days off again.

I stayed in Glen Allen night before last and it was OK I think the Delta Junction area was pretty too, but I would like to go on down the Copper River area...

So, to answer your question.. how long?,,,,,don't know, depends on the jobs and God's timing on everything else.

I am going to enjoy the winter and get involved in all the things I can while here.

Gotta ride in a dog sled and cross country ski....

pk

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