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The Last Trip to the Cabin Before Breakup; April 2011

Posted 04-10-2011 at 02:07 PM by Hardyreels
Updated 04-11-2011 at 12:07 PM by Hardyreels

Breakup, that's what Alaskans call springtime. It is a time of melting snows, ice out on the rivers and lakes and of course mud. Gravel roads and driveways get soft and you don't walk around on your lawn for a while but things eventually dry out and firm up. By April the weather can turn warm without much notice or things can stay pretty chilly and that is what makes this time of year a gamble if you intend to spend a few weeks out at the cabin. The drive to the cabin is made by snowmachine and...
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Drove The Motorcycle to Anchorage Today;

Posted 03-21-2011 at 09:40 PM by Hardyreels
Updated 03-22-2011 at 02:05 PM by Hardyreels

With the cost of fuel here just a tad below $4 / gallon I have been waiting for the roads to become clear of ice so that I could begin using my bike again. Today I had a trip to Anchorage that had to be made (53 miles one way) and the temperature was at 36* so away I went. The motorcycle gets right around 50 mpg depending on how hard you turn the throttle but 50 is average. That alone makes it an attractive way to get around these days. The big aluminum panniers are water tight and allow you to...
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What Do You Mean It's Frozen?

Posted 03-16-2011 at 08:42 PM by Hardyreels
Updated 03-20-2011 at 11:12 AM by Hardyreels

This will provide some more insight to life in Alaska I think. If you wanna live here you better be ready to do more than fish. As a matter of fact you have be able to handle about anything or........Option #2, you better have a lot of money and I do mean a lot. The problem I am about to disclose has been on the radar here since January 27 and today is March 16'th.

This is going to be an interesting day no doubt about it and I will take a few pictures and put them into this article...
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Finding The Fish;

Posted 03-13-2011 at 03:08 PM by Hardyreels
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There are times when I go fishing where there is not another person there. Being alone in a place so vast isn't all that it's cracked up to be. There are things to consider, things like safety. It's not always a bear that you must be thinking of, if you were to take a fall while climbing through the Bush or scampering the rocks along a creek nobody knows where you are and that you're in trouble. I also spend a lot of time on rivers that see a lot of boats and fishermen and that's what this is about....
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A Man & His Dog in Alaska;

Posted 03-11-2011 at 05:16 PM by Hardyreels
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A Man & His Dog in Alaska;

It seems that Iíve had a dog since I was 13 years old and Iíve had a few. My first was a mixed hound cross who had little to offer as personality but to be fair when I was 13 Ė 15 years old neither did I. My Dad had passed away just after my thirteenth so I guess the dog was an attempt to fill the void. Poor fella ended up hit and killed by a car while on one of his spawning runs. I was heartbroken but did not replace him until I was 18. Thatís when...
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