My wife, son-in-law and I are leaving early in the morning for the DM830 Koyukuk moose hunt. First time there for us. In the last 2 weeks we have had a few obstacles. My wife had knee surgery, my 84 year old Dad had his gall bladder removed, my youngest daughter had a 5 day stay in the hospital due to a world class strep infection so her husband cancelled his trip with me to stay home and care for her and the three little kids. Through all of this everyone pulled together and did what they had to do so this trip would still happen. I am proud of them all. My other son-in-law will be going, he will be filming the trip and taking a bunch of pictures. This is not just a hunting trip, it is an adventure! We plan on stopping at Tanana where my wife was born 58 years ago. First time back for her. We will stop at Galena for fuel and if Sidney Huntington is still around we will try to visit him and see if he will sign his book, "Shadows of the Koyukuk". He is about 97 now. My wife's dad was a US Marshal before statehood and he told us a lot of stories about the Yukon. On the way back we are going to Nulato, walk up a hill and visit her Mom's grave. I have done about as much research and preparation for this trip as I can do. We have all the latest in high tech phones, cameras and gear. We are taking more good food then we can possibly eat. We will be sleeping on our 26' Alaskan Sea Runner. The cost of this trip will be worth every penney. I am going to look hard for a BIG MOOSE. If it does not happen there will be no regrets. We are going to hunt, fish, sight see, get tired, wet, dirty and sleep when we want. I still feel the excitement I felt 42 years ago when I shot my first moose and caribou on the same day. Except now I don't feel as though I have to shoot something to have a good trip. I must be getting old. I will let you all know how it went when I return.