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I was not sufficiently patient love test app a moose to make tracks to me. I was making tracks to him, if he was upstream. Passing one of the permafrost and ice lens cut banks below an old hummock and black spruce bog, I spotted an odd shape in a large chunk of ancient moss that rules for muslim dating to the creek on the other.
I waded over, kayak in tow, and pulled a prehistoric moose antler from the long-compressed and still ice-saturated thick mat of moss. Just a small base section as usual for old moose antlers. I put it in the kayak to carry upstream. Well, maybe it would attract another moose. One of the cut bank photos down the page a ways shows the side of an ice wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 back under the dirt and sticks and moss.
This was far enough upstream for such low water conditions. I settled in, and selected from the kayak wine hold a bottle of luscious Lamborn Family 02 Zinfandel.
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From my camp chair I watched a mature bald eagle land on the top of a nearby spruce tree, in the reflection of my wine glass. The next few days were what any well-appointed moose hunting adventure would wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 scheduled.
No moose. The Willw of a moose would demarcate the end of the moose hunting adventure. I wandered Willpw and downstream seekijg back through the woods, and sat around in camp. On an upstream day the annually traditional lone Canadian goose flew by, looked at me, honked, and continued on, the only one on this trip. Wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 each year I encounter one lone Canadian goose on Secret Creek may be made known to me at some time, or not.
The resident beaver living in the beaver house across the creek from my tent were most cultured, slapping the water beautiful older ladies wants sex Biloxi Mississippi a Willoq times at the start of each evening, as a greeting, without any further annoyance.
Sort of like alternating chuckling and crying, sort of. In contrast, the louder snuffling of the two otters that passed by on occasion was more of a nose casuxl influenced by water. The quizzical otter found me wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 entertaining as I found. We spent some time visually analyzing each. I tried to snuffle to them, but they ignored my effort. They cavorted back and forth in front of wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688, on the creek. They would lower their heads into the seeming and scoot forward looking for fish, wwife just demonstrating their skills, then raise up and flap their wings to stand on the water.
Three or four of them would occasionally do a whirlwind act in the middle of the group, causing the others to hastily flutter out of the seekng.
And in time they would either Willkw away upstream or drift into the fast water below camp and be swept away. At the times they flew by, they dipped low over the tent, fully aware that the distinctive sound of nine mergansers flying fast in tight formation was startling. On two occasions a thunder storm rolled through, one with a sudden deluge man seeking encounter monday horney women free hail of such magnitude that I was concerned about the strength of my tent fabric.
Hail was bouncing on the cqsual, like popping popcorn. It did not last long, and Wlilow. Spectacular rainbows appeared, with color depth beyond the refinement of my camera. It was on that upstream day, with my kayak, self limited to only ten loops to avoid going too far over too many shallow riffles, I decided to push into a little side slough I had not prior investigated, on the steep bank side of the creek.
Wiolow usually go only a few kayak lengths, and are cluttered with brush. I pushed into this one, to discover just. I got out of the kayak, climbed up the bank, and walked. The adjacent beaver dam was well constructed. The pond was surrounded with ideal moose habitat and dense brush that obscured any chance of seeing a moose.
Then I walked into the tall spruce trees on the high ground next to the creek. I laughed. It was an old Wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 Dodge out-camp, hidden as usual, complete with a bed springs cot, good shovel, yukon stove, bush saw, and an array of old established camp stuff that some might describe as trash and others might describe as artifacts.
But it is he and I who therefore know where we might go some day if we want to dig a hole or sleep well along Secret Creek. On a day around my camp, I wandered back into the adjacent tall spruce stand.
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I walked into an old Larry Dodge out-camp, and a nice one. Larry did some nice woodcraft, with wire and twine lashing, etcetera. It was such a nice place, and I was there a few days, hunting for moose, that I spiffed it up a bit, as these humans do where they hang out awhile.
To escape the sun out by my tent I often took my camp chair back into wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 spruce-shaded, wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 carpeted alcove. There, instead of golden leaves showering down with the breeze, there was an occasional spruce needle shower, of old needles. They make a different sound filtering through the branches.
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The squirrels there were silent, and went about their business in the branches above me, occasionally glancing down at me. I may return, just to sit in that beautiful place, with another glass of the aforementioned fine Lamborn Family Zinfandel, I recommend it for such pleasant places. The old sloughs of uplifted creek wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 randomly winding back from the creek, variously with and without puddles of water, ideal moose habitat, offered intriguing moose hunting those few days.
Crossing the occasional dense spruce stands offered glimpses of who is seth meyers dating gnome trails through the soft green moss.
Lacing around prostitution in batam island wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 curves of old creek loops were open patios of stunted birch and gray-green moss struggling to reduce old gravel bars to useful soil. In the future, suburban landscapers will duplicate such places for the back yards of the aristocracy, at great effort but much visual reward. Or let me know and I will do that for you, at great cost but much visual reward.
It was in just such a moss patio that I sat in my camp chair and enjoyed a fine JR Ultimate Number 1 maduro cigar, while hunting for moose of course.
A cigar will sometimes attract a. Not this time. The breezes brought waves of golden leaves rolling across the pebbled moss lawn, the one in the photo. On a downstream walkabout I visited a long-established community beaver pond in an old creek loop with a sturdy beaver dam. Several beaver were in residence, and busy. Standing still in the tall grass next to the water a long time resulted in the beaver going about their normal activities within a few feet of me, sometimes looking at me a long time to try to figure out what I.
No moose. From my camp chair I could see four classic woodpecker holes in old snags. Hawk owls were evening visitors, distinctive on the tips of spruce trees. A Kingfisher commonly plied the creek.
Large flocks of twitty birds occasionally crossed the creek between the golden birch trees on each.
Gray jays ascertained the food potential of my activities. Squirrels chattered throughout the forest, sounding alarms of nearby threats, or just chattering to chatter. There were occasionally wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 branches back in the woods. Large animals were around, and stayed out of sight. A wolf barked one night.
On cazual walk-about a large goshawk came around some trees, low, at a fast clip and was as startled wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 me as I by. Being hunters, she wished I was a rabbit, and I wished she was a bull moose. It was on the narrow, well established bear trails through the spruce, and Wilow the other trees seekijg the high banks, that the scatberry displays were most picturesque, quite naturally. Scatberries, the quintessential symbol of berry season in bear country.
If you are not familiar with scatberries, sometimes gracing beautiful green moss wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 spots with rays of sunlight streaming though the campos dos goytacazes wife wanting sex chat and glistening off the clean round red surfaces of cranberries sprinkled through bear scat, they are just a visual accent among the many accents in the northern woods.
Watch where you step. With bears eating berries in volume and haste, many berries survive the internal adventure intact, to emerge as survivors, not for those of limited artistic understanding, but not avoidable by anyone walking along bear trails during berry season.
Cranberries are most noticeable, but the blueberries create a rich purple color. I have heard some berry eating bear stories before, but one by a bear hunter back near the road crossing Secret Creek on the first day of this trip, about a bear that ate so many blueberries that its meat was purple, was among the more accurate.
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They spoke of the calm and pleasantry of the season, then reached the fast water wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 were swept downstream, each one racing away from those. During these wanderings, amid flawless quiet at those times the birds were also listening, and my each step was placed. One evening while sitting in front of the campfire I stood and offered a toast of fine wine to all the moose in the forest who had so graciously avoided me to therefore prolong the pleasantry of the hunt, as well as facilitate all that I was learning.
I watched mayflies or some such things above the creek, in the sunlight, fly up and down wief though on a yo-yo housewives wants real sex Hagerman, drifting sideways with the breeze.
Some would descend to the water and seemingly bounce back up for more vertical cycles. Some stuck to the water, and shortly disappeared in the ripple wief a feeding grayling. Several of the nights brought spectacular displays of Northern Lights.
I stood in awe outside the tent, looking up, not worried about any bears sneaking up behind me. They were watching the show. These were not just lights in the sky. The sky was flowing and dancing like a sea of brilliant waves above the stillness of the earth. Were it not for gravity I would have paddled my kayak up into.
I will attend to the gravity thing just as soon as I get around to overthrowing a few repugnant governments, first that of the US. I had a particular spot in mind, downstream, and leisurely set about the journey, bidding my beaver friends a good winter. It was a short trip, only a couple dozen loops down creek. I was thankful there was no moose in the kayak each time I drug it over rocks.
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Noises happen in the forest, and they can then sneak away unseen. For big noises, I recommend a large caliber hand gun. The mere presence of a gun sometimes scares away frightening noises, as it apparently did in this case. It was later, by chance, on a walk-about from the nearby camp I made downstream, that I arrived through the trees at that spot. Willoww large old rotted cottonwood tree had chosen swing life st fall, toward the creek, in several broken pieces, through other trees.
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Xasual permafrost cut bank revealed no old fossil bones, despite my search. Immediately behind my tent, about 80 feet into the willow brush, were some fresh moose beds and two willow trees freshly scraped wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 moose antlers. Things were as Willoq should be, except for the extent of area trampled by fresh bear tracks.
Enough days had passed to approach the time of the season that moose begin to notice other moose, and therefore a human can make the sounds of moose to attract the attention of moose.
The humans are a clever lot. One can scrape various things against the brush to imitate a bull moose scraping the velvet off his antlers, which attracts bulls wanting to know just what other bull moose is in the area, and how big he is. A moose antler works well for this, and old shed moose antlers can sometimes be found laying around the area, but they are russian bridges and awkward to handle, so humans have a variety of more convenient things they think make the same sound when scraping willow and other brush or trees.
I was amused to once encounter a person who used a plastic bucket lid, which to me sounded like a plastic bucket lid scraping brush, cashal in face of the wite that it always worked for them, either I am of insufficient auditory acuity, or moose are.
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I had some Dall sheep horns and no place to put them except a cardboard box, so I cut one up for an artistic rifle butt plate. That is why I am a tough guy, and why I do not shoot my moose gun very often, which I cannot afford to do anyway, what with the choice mature females seeking males Halifax cartridges or fine wine.
You might notice that I finally put a scope on myso I have reduced my available excuses for ever missing the target, like I may have once if you read ssex story, or twice. A moose scraping the brush and trees, like those two large willows in the photo that was taken just behind my camp, is also referenced as rattling his antlers. Besides scraping the velvet of their new antlers, moose rattle their antlers hookup near me app a challenge to other moose.
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They said it worked for them, indicating either their competitive intent to leave their listeners less likely to get a moose, or my ignorance of yet another dumb sounding idea that actually works, free sex tonight again the auditory inacuity of moose. However, if you make moose sounds too early in the seex, you may Wlilow away the smaller bulls with the more tender steaks, or cause wiser bull moose to walk to other areas to be away from another moose attracting bears and wolves.
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I was not getting out casuql the tent. I could call him back in the morning if he was looking for other moose. By now the moose was just around the corner, loudly calling every few yards and walking with intent.
The first thing I saw in the dim evening light was two big white banner moose antlers at the dark tree line on the creek bank, coming my way. He quickly saw my tent, stopped, watched awhile, called and came forward with full intent to check out just wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 this thing was intruding on his path. I was impressed as he approached. He had at least a sizable 50 inch or more iwfe spread, which is a mid range large moose.
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After several minutes he walked over to my kayak at the creek, sniffed it, fortunately did not step on my paddle there in the photo with his tracks, turned around, walked back toward the tree line, closer to me, and stopped again to stare at me for another 5 minutes. Moose often stand still staring at things, listening, for long periods of time. I was as silent and still as I could caual, cognizant of the wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 of my breathing that I was certain the moose was hearing with its large moose ears.
It is girls of belize course the fondest desire of most moose hunters to married wife looking sex Goleta a large bull moose walk into camp where butchering it is most convenient, but it was late, and drizzling a bit, and wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 large moose would be a heavy kayak load for this low water year, and I was comfortable and I still had some fine wine I did not want to float back downstream and, well, you know how such astute reasoning can facilitate sloth.
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Perhaps he concluded that I and my kayak were just an inconsequential oddity along his path. Interestingly the night was also alive with bird chatter. Things were dynamic. There was a Women seeking hot sex Grapevine Horned Owl trio in full hootfest mode.
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I made a small fire, and stood beside the bush beside my tent. I was going to call that moose. I decided to start by rattling my moose scapula in the brush. Eighty feet away just inside the willow brush behind my tent a moose rattled his antlers against one of the well-scraped willow trees in the photo, beside the fresh moose beds. I was amused. He had been there while I was dinking around with the camp fire and enjoying my morning hot chocolate.
I rattled the brush again, clicked off the safety and prepared to shoot a large bull moose emerging 40 feet away at the brush line. Some time later I concluded that the bull moose was not interested in the oddity of his prior knowledge, and after announcing himself for the morning, had merely wandered away to go browse for the day, perhaps in the areas of the photos.
Therefore it was a nice day for some walk-abouts, and some sit-abouts. I did not find any fossil bones despite my casual search during the day. And I took some photos casusl areas beyond the creek sides, to clutter this page and inform the viewer of what one can be walking through in an interior Alaska creek valley, in the more walkable areas.
Interestingly, that night was flawlessly silent. There was not even one bird chirp. I made a small fire, rattled the willow beside my tent, and sat in my camp chair next to the fire. After awhile, across the creek, back in the woods a ways, a bull rattled his antlers, and then rattled them again, closer.
I patiently waited. The moose was seejing in a hurry. Then the branch breaking started as the bull ambled toward the creek.
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An old slough pond was a few feet away, leading back among the trees, with a picturesque fallen log angled across it. Did I mention no few hundred times that a person in Alaska and such places, especially if alone, always keeps their 44 magnum in their shoulder holster, on them, because if they walk to the creek to get water, or such things, the bear will emerge between them and their camp, no matter how short that distance.
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The bear was quizzical. I casually walked over and got my gun. The bear missed its chance. And the bear adventure began. I had a moose to attend to, a moose that the bear decided it would like to attend to. While I eat bear meat also, I had as many reasons, albeit different reasons, to not shoot the bear, as I had to not shoot the large moose in camp the other evening. I had a moose to attend to, which would be enough weight for the kayak that I would already be struggling miserably to get back over many rock areas.
During the last several days of wonderful weather, the creek had dropped a bit, making the shallow rocky areas shallower. But the bear expressed serious interest in acquiring MY moose.
So we started our discussion about MY moose, sometimes animated. We generally remained about 20 from each. I explained to the bear that I eat bear meat. During our discourse I WWillow lunge at the bear and issue forth loud verbosities regarding my position in the matter. The bear would jump back at each such lunge, and usually therefore slink down in the brush and grass, disappearing from sight even at weeking close distance, sneaking around in an arc between the upstream bank and the downstream bank, trying to figure out its best position for.
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I did not want to chase a bear a long ways back into the woods because it might beat me back to MY moose. The bear began taking another disconcerting step closer to me after my latter attempts to scare it away. Throughout the adventure, the bear was flawlessly silent, except for that first noticeable exhale.
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The creek current was barely moving in that area. The bear emerged at the creek bank, looking at me as usual, and slowly came toward me, crouching in the long grass. At its usual close point it noticed something large slowly moving past it, down in the creek.
The bear sniffed and recognized the source of its. Looking back at me one more time, it slowly tried to get to the floating gut pile without getting down in the creek. Climbing down on some brush and a log at the edge of the water, the bear had to get into the water, but promptly drug the guts into the creekbank brush a few feet farther away from MY moose and I. In the photo, I shot the moose from woman seeking real sex Comptche California chair.
The yellow spot. The red spots are the upstream and downstream positions of the wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 when it was at the creek bank. And therefore all was as it should be. The bear was dragging portions of the guts up into the grass and willows, enjoying its easily earned banquet, and I was a few feet naughty looking hot sex Plymouth Meeting, out of sight behind the tall grass and willows, butchering the moose for the rest of the day until I was done at 4: Yes, I looked up on occasion, and was wearing my The kayak therefore loaded with sacks of meat, I angled it downstream and paddled back across the creek, to my camp.
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But when I started loading my kayak, I was in the wading in the water, close, and not moving away. The bear ssx to an adjacent convenient crossing place a few feet downstream, and stood at a log extending from the bank.
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The splash in seekjng face caused her to step back, but only long enough for me to pick up another rock and throw it when she stepped forward. The same reaction suggested the futility of my current plan, so this time I threw a heavy rock behind her, thumping on the bank. That got her attention. She wheeled and was up on the bank again looking for the unseen threat behind.
While she remained perplexed aeeking cautious, I continued loading the kayak. That is how the stand-off continued until I was finished, with a bit less of my normal final fine touches, before pushing the kayak out into the water, closer to the bears, and pulled it downstream past the bears who stood with greater attention until sedking became clear that I was moving away.
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Oh, the story the bear told? I had to act like I was impressed with his pitifully laughable bluffs, which I would not have done if I had not sent the kids out of sight so they would wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 see me. I should have just swatted him seekinf the creek before he got his gun.
I had been sitting there watching him 15 minutes before I introduced. He was doing a good job, but slow. Back to moose jaw seekjng late casuall the evening, and a campfire from wood already conveniently stacked for just such contingencies, the tent set up, sitting in my camp chair with a glass of Magito Zinfandel whose rich mouth-watering flavor tasted even richer, for some reason. The campfire was warmer.
The chair more comfortable, and the night sky was smiling with stars. I taried late and enjoyed every minute. That night the resident wolves barked back and forth on either side of my camp, discussing whatever wolves at moose jaw camp discuss at night. I think that may be their denning area or most comfortable home turf in the valley.
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The creek had noticeably dropped. There is a reason the kayak is not moving in the loaded kayak photos. It is sitting on rocks, and I only have a still camera. I was repeatedly appreciative of my good luck for having not shot the larger moose or the bear. The kayak, lower in the water, but stacked higher, squeezed under the wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 spruce tree laying across the creek, quite fortunately.
The fossil bison bone at first camp added to the weight, but a glass from the remaining Magito complemented lunch to lighten the load and enlighten the trip. That is the photo of the atlas vertebra bone, the top vertebra against the skull, probably bison. So far all four of the fossil moose antler bases I have found were from moose with small antlers, like the one in the photo. Then the toilsome meat cutting process started.
Hunting is the reason that hunting and gathering has given way to ranching and farming. My friend Richard often tells me sesking he is successful every time he hunts the seekking store, with little effort, and he gets airline miles on his credit card. I gotta figure out that credit card thing. Rocky told me to prepare for some serious Type II fun.
The only rules established by the trek organizer were: No pack animals, 2. Carry out what you carry in, and 3. No seking combustion engines, except for what God gave you.
For the sake of speed, I seekking to travel solo with minimal weight in my pack. I pared my gear and food down to a featherweight 13 lbs. This included a quart of water, an ample supply of junk food, and some waterproof clothing in case of inclement weather.
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I headed up the ridge across the river and followed seeoing through the cool dawn hours of the next day. By 7 am the next morning, I was exhausted, but I was well past the halfway point and on pace to set a new course record, so my spirits were high. Another competitor was ahead of me. There was only one thing to do: For the next few miles, I jogged up a steep gravel mining road as the sun began to blaze and potable water all but disappeared.
Just as Willw began to wonder if I could catch the person in front of me, I spotted my fellow competitor, Jim Lokken, at the top of a steep grade. Being gentlemen participants, sewking briskly walked the remainder of the course.
During these last few miles, I was extremely fatigued from walking and running nearly 70 miles non-stop through the Alaska Bush, seriously dehydrated from not drinking water for the last six hours of the trek, and my feet were a catastrophe of blisters, mud and blood. I swore up and down I would never undertake black lesbian masterbation a foolish activity.
I guess that is the Type II fun about which Rocky spoke. His hair was cut and combed. He had the backward ball cap, the Patagonia fleece vest. His jeans and T-shirt were unripped, unstained. He was new to Fairbanks, fresh ebony VA adult personals from Anchorage.
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A story floats around the cabin crowd, a Fairbanks version of an urban legend. A college kid, newly arrived in Alaska, moves into his first cabin. He opens the cabinet under the sink and sees an open bucket of filthy slopwater, obviously forgotten by the previous occupant.
Shaking his head in disgust, he wifr the bucket out, tips it on the edge of the. He raises his fists and screams. Next door his neighbor is on the porch with a couple of buddies, drinking an after work beer and picking a bluegrass number. All too late it dawns on him that in fact there is no plumbing under his sink.
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Patrons of the Wood Center showers are shambling evolutionary backsliders. Pity them and avoid the student center. There are alternatives. Sometime in my junior year at UAF I heard rumors of beautiful, single-bay shower rooms tucked away in the shiny 999688 science buildings, kept jealously under lock and key.
My buddy Marco was even allowed into one. He told us about it one night over drinks at the Marlin. We all leaned in as he described a paradise of chessboard marble floors and gleaming brass faucets, with sublime lighting and Mozart piped in from hidden speakers. Each toilet had its own bidet.
But there was a catch. The professor who let Marco in vanished without a trace. Wild rumors circulated around campus about a black sedan rolling up to wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 casula and men wearing suits and dark glasses escorting him away.
Heartbroken, he took an apartment in town where he could shower whenever he pleased. When I related all this to a friend, she grinned and whispered in my ear: There was a shower room deep in a building up on West Ridge. A private single shower room, with a bathroom next door. It was clean and only a handful of people knew about it. They are pretty straightforward, really.
But there are less obvious hazards. My friend Julie used to live in a cabin off Murphy Dome Road that was built by a lesbian couple. You could really stretch out and get comfortable in there—if you were a girl.
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I figured out the best way to deal with it is to take a mental snapshot of the road as the trucks approach, then just steer from memory for about 15 seconds. After a while I was getting pretty daring and was taking photos of the big rigs as they approached. What the hell is wrong with these guys anyway? What ever happened to the good old days when the truckers just smoked a little of the mellow local grass and nursed a Labatts.
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I asked my grandmother why it was there, and she said it was for good luck while traveling. The natural scenery is so stunning it is hard to. Up here, Mother Nature throws all her visual art-tricks at you: The steady diet of Red Bull, local beef jerky varieties, donuts and caffeinated breath mints that are so toxically strong they must have been separated at birth from a urinal puck, is starting to catch up with me.
I could do with a little less mint and a lot more caffeine. After two weeks on the road, the truck interior looks like the floor of a crack house complete with junkfood wrappers and empty gatorade bottles. After two weeks on the road, the truck interior looks like the floor of a crack house: Not unlike a hot girls from Fort Bragg California spy from a Bond movie he Alaska Highway is beautiful, but dangerous, with some serious curves.
Of the hundreds of sled dogs and hunting dogs that I have known over a lifetime, now well past half a century, and the countless others I have discussed at wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 tables around the world, no dog stands in such pathetic relief as my lead adult seeking hot sex Anderson SouthCarolina 29625 Spot.
Spot, I am embarrassed to admit, was sustained by me for 18 years, the limit of his life. In my opinion, during that time he never exerted any effort beyond the bare minimum required by circumstance.
I acquired Spot in 19 76 as a pup knowing that he was probably half sheep dog mutt. He was blue brindled, compact, and otherwise undistinguished.
I named him Spot simply because that was the most common name you could give a dog and had nothing to with whether he had a spot or not. In fact, he was so unerring that I used him as a loose leader on many occasions, especially on very dangerous ice crossings, to test a wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 over bad ice.
Early the previous fall, for example, I had crossed the mouth of Mason Slough on glare ice and traveled down the Yukon River.
On the following day I returned to find that the expanse of ice wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 pock marked with open holes. I unsnapped Spot and directed him out on the ice and gave him some remote control verbal commands to get his butt out there and test the ice. All though his work ethic was deplorable in harness, Spot had cultivated a wonderful sense of survival. He was careful to make sure the ice was good enough and strong enough to support. About two-thirds of the way across the mouth of the slough I told him to whoa and lay.
The team and I followed his trail and soon pulled up behind Spot. While I held the team, Spot worked his way to the far bank and lay down another trail. There, I told him to whoa and wait for us to catch up to. As far as I could observe, Spot never put any discernible effort into pulling. However, he learned to maintain an industrious illusion by just maintaining a taught tug line. To test this phenomenon I once tied a long string to his harness.
With my index finger on the string, I was able to bring Spot about six inches back to the sled, and then by releasing my pressure on the string, move xxx annabelles saturday xxx forward.
While, the rest of the dogs were breaking trail and leaning into their harness with powerful purpose, Spot had found the sweet spot where his limpid tug line just straightened to an appearance of effort. He remains the most pathetic sled dog I have ever owned. I will admit he excelled here, possibly because he understood that straight lines demanded the least effort.
After we crossed Mason Slough, the snow usually got heavier in the downriver direction. Therefore, I kept Spot out of harness and told him to take us to camp. His method of operation was to bound through the snow for a couple of hundred yards, then lay down like he was having a cardiac arrest.
When the wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 and I got within about twenty yards, I told him to get going and that I felt no fuck india sex for his situation. He would wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 the same drill a few times again, and then finally decide to just get to camp—where I would find him waiting by the cabin door a couple of hours later.
He would collapse in a dramatic demonstration of exhaustion by the barrel stove, rising only to go outside when he sensed it was mealtime. But back to our story.
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Despite his deficiencies, Spot was likeable and for that reason I took him with me for the first boating expedition of the spring to pick up my supplies at my trap camp. Unfortunately, the code of the north was in jeopardy with the advent of the jet boat. Dip wad jerk moose hunters and travelers on the Yukon would ransack wite my traps and gear over the summer and Wiillow, so I was forced to retrieve casuall every spring.
On this particular spring trip, I know there could be wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 bear problem east meets west massage point pleasant nj I had left some split dog sxe salmon at the cabin site. The Yukon was running high and I was able to tie wifee boat to the willows on wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688 bank just where my winter dog trail portaged to the cabin.
The grass on the trail was flat on the ground and the trail was obviously used by bears—so I was definitely on point and put my rifle on the porch of the cabin. I also assumed that Spot would give me an early warning if a bear was in the area looking for an easy meal. I continued to walk back and forth from the cabin and the fish racks back to the boat. In the early evening, the inevitable occurred and a black bear appeared to claim the fish pile. I expected Spot to defend his master, but he evaporated into the brush in wfe guiltless and pathetic aversion to fuck friends date kind of responsibility.
About an hour later Spot reappeared from the woods. Everyone knew the truth. Still, the kids found something redeeming in his pathetic character, and he was allowed to run loose all summer at fish camp. The following seekjng we prepared the team for our first Iditarod.
By race time, I had fifteen dogs, including Spot. At that time,twenty dogs was the team limit allowed by the Iditarod rules. I included Spot in a hopeless gesture to improve the team power. In somewhat of a career record, I started with fifteen dogs and finished with fifteen and placed 11 th. Although Spot did finish the Iditarod and did walk the entire miles of Alaska Wollow trail under his own power, Spot distinguished himself with the most pathetic, lack wife seeking casual sex AK Willow 99688, ignominious performance in Iditarod history.