Had a "window" - short post now.
NOTE: WE HAVEN’T HAD INTERNET FOR AWHILE SO I AM BREAKING THIS LONG POST INTO TWO SHORTER ONES.
WE ARE NOW IN HAINES, ALASKA. BOARDING THE FERRY ON 9/2 FOR SITKA.
Chore day at Camp Tok. Cleaning the RV, trip to town for groceries, shipping handguns to the lower 48, fueling & dumping, AND Ginger went horseback riding on Beau with Sue (Sue rode Clover). Also, visiting with the immediate neighbor, Jerry, to buy some of his very nice metal art.
It has been in the mid-30’s the past three nights. Snow has reached the 3,000’ level not too far south of here and the Ft Nelson (Yukon) area got 12”. What does all this mean???
We have enjoyed the past three days with our friends. Last night Dave and Brad played guitars and banjos, entertaining us with fine music and some great old songs. Dave has written many songs about Alaska, has recorded several CDs and used to perform at a local RV park every night. They are both very talented. Sue smoked fish that Brad and Dave caught, we shared some delicious meals and we were able to help Dave with some of his chores leading up to his departure for the annual three week moose camp next week. Tomorrow we go part way to the camp site (maybe all the way) with side by side ATVs to do some needed trail maintenance. Trail being a loose word based on my experience 6 years ago! The “camp” is a typical Alaska hunting camp (a select area in the woods) about 6-1/2 miles in where they will bring everything in that they need for three weeks and set up tarps, tents, cooking equipment, etc.
Twenty-eight degrees this morning. We did go into moose camp. We worked about 2 hours in one location, less in others. There are many mud holes, some can be circumnavigated, some not. So Ginger got to see the camp which is located in a beautiful valley with mountains, ponds and lakes. We spotted and watched 6 Dall sheep FAR away on a mountain ridge. No moose in camp but we saw two on the way back. We got back to Tok around 7:30 and Sue had a delicious moose dinner (how appropriate!) ready for us.
We said goodbye to Sue and Brad Monday morning as they headed off to Anchorage. We ran some errands, pressure washed the trailer and Jeep and worked on some projects. We had dinner with Dave at Fast Eddy’s that night, followed by an adult beverage at the Tundra, a locals’ hangout.