Several years ago my wife and I purchased about 8 acres near Denali.
I have a ticket to ANC and a rental car scheduled for the 30th of August. I am gonna stop off and pick up a chainsaw I ordered online then head north. I'll probably stop off and pick up some fuel cans and concrete mix and a shovel.(I have a lengthy list of needs).
When I get to the property I will locate the boundary, which I have previously found on recent trips. I will then determine the best location for a cabin-near enough to the creek and road but far enough to not be seen. I will clear away enough standing wood to keep falling trees from damaging the cabin. Then I will locate the cabin.
I'll use string lines to locate the piers, I'll dig down till it gets solid-hopefully not too far, and pour some piers. Then I intend to cut down any trees I can find that are of sufficient size to build the cabin with. I should be able to tell if there are enough good trees while I am locating the boundary. I will cut them just longer than needed and stack them till my next visit.
I have to leave on the 15th of September so I have a lot of work to do! What have I missed? Any questions, or comments? I am very excited! P.S. I have a moose tag too just in case I have a spare second....