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    hey everyone , Im moving to Alaska in May, I have to properties one is at Deadman lake south east corner. and the other is off the Dalton Hwy about 15 miles past Livengood. your opinions which would be better, Im would like to try trapping and building a little homestead

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    Deadman, how is your budget for float plane and then a good snow machine for the winter?

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    Curious, why deadman, I do know theres some sort of half way deacent trail system above it , I was hopeing in getting close enough to drag in supplies and start building, The one Off Dalton is about 2000ft from Dalton, it would be easyer, but easyer isn't always best

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeCameron View Post
    I do know theres some sort of half way deacent trail system above it , I was hopeing in getting close enough to drag in supplies and start building,
    The trail that goes through there is the Nenana to Tanana winter trail. You will not be driving on that in the summer as parts of it are in the rivers. The closest road is the one to Manley Hot Springs which is about 20 miles as the raven flys across spruce swamps and low hills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeCameron View Post
    Curious, why deadman, I do know theres some sort of half way deacent trail system above it , I was hopeing in getting close enough to drag in supplies and start building, The one Off Dalton is about 2000ft from Dalton, it would be easyer, but easyer isn't always best
    That trail may only be a winter trail...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon Cornelius View Post
    That trail may only be a winter trail...
    The country around Hess Creek is nice country. Not many people recreate or live there, so you have your privacy, but it's nice to be near a road to go to town for the various reasons that we go to town. I'd not mind living there at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeCameron View Post
    The one Off Dalton is about 2000ft from Dalton, it would be easyer, but easyer isn't always best
    Quote Originally Posted by HikerDan View Post
    The country around Hess Creek is nice country. Not many people recreate or live there, so you have your privacy, but it's nice to be near a road to go to town for the various reasons that we go to town. I'd not mind living there at all.
    the other comment was on the Nenana-Tanana trail near Deadman Lake, so I merged these two topics for clarity.

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    ok now im confused, the Dalton Hwy property is close to hess creek,
    but the Deadman lake property realy isn't close to any kind of road

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeCameron View Post
    ok now im confused, the Dalton Hwy property is close to hess creek,
    but the Deadman lake property realy isn't close to any kind of road
    Don't be. Someone quoted the wrong text for their comment.


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    Maybe I am reading this wrong but you bought these properties without seeing them and now you plan to move and build?

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    The bears got'ta eat........."Pilgrim Pie"..............

    Quote Originally Posted by sweepint View Post
    Maybe I am reading this wrong but you bought these properties without seeing them and now you plan to move and build?

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    You only have to drive from fairbanks to livengood once in febuary to discover what a nightmare the logistics would be. That is after you walk your property for the first time to discover you have 10 square feet of dry land.

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