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    Default Old Petersville moose pic

    I found this old photo, its on the wall of the Forks road house I thought it interesting because the moose antlers are very rubbed and there is still green grass and the leaves are still green. I thought we just recently encountered warm fall weather, and in the old days winter came sooner. The rig was built in 1961 so this pic is probably from the 60's near the Forks Roadhouse. Not sure if this is the right Forum.
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    Great photo of the good ol' days!

    Oh look the big track rig is tearing up the trail. NOT!!

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    Very cool old photo, ahhhhhh back in the day!

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    I know two of the four in the photo. Back then they used to just call it Indian Summer. None of the scientists the U.S.A knew about it, because there was no internet.

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    Nice picture! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    AKRes,

    It was called Indian summer because we were entering an "ice age" at that time. Oh, wait a minute, I'm sorry, that didn't happen either. My Bad!!!!

    Love the photo. The brow tines on the foreground rack and the bend in the main beams are very impressive.

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    Default The Good Old Days...

    Back in the 60s and earlier 70s, we used to hunt Hatcher Pass, lake Louise, and the Denali Highway with a track rig called a Catagator - no pics, I was a little kid back then.

    Our friends the Churchs had an even better rig, a track rig that they built with a weasel rear end. That thing was a going machine in the bush!

    Miss those days...

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    Default Great photo

    I wish for that kind of Alaska again. Thanks for posting this.

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    when the oil runs out and everybody leaves... We won't get dividends but it'll be way way worth it.
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    I've been on the track rig hunts, and doesn't that bring back two distinct memories. Laying in the mud working on a rig and laying on the cement of a garage floor working on a track rig.

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    Default I cant believe it...

    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    when the oil runs out and everybody leaves... We won't get dividends but it'll be way way worth it.
    ... I actually agree with you twice in one day. This is scarey.

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    I lived a few miles south of the forks roadhouse most of the 70's and I remember that picture, just can't remember who the people in it are. I kinda miss old Joe and Vera, I helped Joe build the addition on the roadhouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    ... I actually agree with you twice in one day. This is scarey.
    I have to agree with you as well Sayak. Powder Monkey I do not agree with a lot of the stuff you post but you are on the money with this one!

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    Cool picture. I just checked the weather.com and its above freezing at Eielson right now, water is dripping off the downspout outside my house!

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    Default Re-thought this

    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    when the oil runs out and everybody leaves... We won't get dividends but it'll be way way worth it.
    But guess who will move in? The eco/greenie/bunny-hugger/tree-hugger don't touch wilderness folks. I'm not sure which is worst.

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    Default Don't kid yourself...

    There won't be any place for them to drive their Prius, catch enough sun for their solar arrays, commune with the Dalai Lama, distill biodiesel or grow government...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceKing02 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    But guess who will move in? The eco/greenie/bunny-hugger/tree-hugger don't touch wilderness folks. I'm not sure which is worst.
    Don't kid yourself. There won't be any place for them to drive their Prius, catch enough sun for their solar arrays, commune with the Dalai Lama, distill biodiesel or grow government...
    I agree. Money attracts those types much more than "the environment". The vast majority of them can't live in a society that isn't full of "services" provided by people who work with their hands.

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