September Ends

So ended the season and an awesome adventure.

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Old Mining Camp

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We couldn’t cross the river to the old mining camp because the bridge apparently had fallen apart…

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…so we had to get wet. This is a glacier fed river and my legs were blue by the time I made it across.

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We found the old road and began hiking when…

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…out of nowhere this car ran right into me. I was okay but the car didn’t fair so well.

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Saw this guy today…

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…couldn’t believe how close he/she let me get…

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Parks Highway South (two way under re-construction) to Healy from south of Nenana, town of. Or, better put…somewhere between Nenana and Healy.

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Thanks Aunt Beulah I like that you like this blog.

 

Sheds

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Bad pic of a moose’s ass staring at me through my cabin window. She was eating Willow buds. One of them holy shit where’s my camera times.

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Such a wonderful world. How unfortunate we all have to leave it some day…

Mt. Healy

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The trail to Mt. Healy via Bison Gulch rises rapidly in roughly 3.5 miles to approximately 5700 ft. Starting at 1200 ft, that’s about a 4500 vertical climb…and my legs felt it. (Hiking partner Garrett pictured)

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We were up in the clouds, but that’s McKinley off in the distance.

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Taking a break about halfway up

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Summit at the second highest point of Mt. Healy. Lots of loose unstable rock makes it pretty sketchy…

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But the views were…

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Making our descent…

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…we saw some Dall Sheep…

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…and some flora making it’s spring debut.

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