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Winters Work part 2;

Posted 04-11-2013 at 05:24 PM by Ard Stetts

With the difficulties of my arrival behind me it then became clear that the insulation under the cabin floor has needed work for years. I spent 2 days remedying this during which time the temps never passed negative readings. Finding the offending areas was tough because the insulation had been installed by someone other than myself................ The bottom of the floor joists were covered by heavy plastic stapled in place and then a sort of wire mesh also stapled up to hold the rolled fiberglass...
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Winter Work part 3, Clearing The Hill;

Posted 04-11-2013 at 05:23 PM by Ard Stetts

The adventure was all about work and some of it was as hard and heavy as any I've done in my life and I've not been shy about manual labor. The cabin looks great from the outside in the summer............... Even in the winter the outside looks good.

By the date I took this the snow had been deepening every day and the skies stayed steel gray for weeks on end.
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Some Photographs From Out At The Cabin;

Posted 04-13-2013 at 09:38 PM by Ard Stetts
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It took until March 18th at 2:30 AM before I saw a display of the Aurora but I was dressed and outside by 3:00 and then took the snowmachine out to the back field to get some shots.

The show lasted for hours and I made many changes of lens's and settings as I enjoyed the -14* morning air.
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It Wasn't All Northern Lights;

Posted 04-13-2013 at 09:37 PM by Ard Stetts

In early January Nancy got herself a new Ski Doo Skandic Super Widetrack snowmachine. After riding it out she took my Tundra LT back when she went home and left me this to test out.
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I was amazed at how these things will crawl through the thick woods over 4 - 5 feet of powder snow. They have a 156" long by 24" wide track under them that is like a giant snowshoe. The skies are 10.5"...
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Mother moose Shot in Denali Park, 2 Calves Orphaned;

Posted 06-11-2013 at 10:21 PM by Ard Stetts

If you read the story about my 2012 encounter with a brown bear you know that it came down to spraying the bear with Counter Assault Bear Spray and I am alive and well.

I heard this on the radio and looked it up this evening; Moose shot near Denali National Park visitor center | Alaska Dispatch

Sorry, but I would never shoot a momma moose with 2 babies, period. I think the legalization of carrying guns in Denali is a mistake. It is a National Park, one of the only places...
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