Really brings home how diverse & spread-out our state is, doesn't it? A nice cache in a place I'm anxious to visit (do you know how big the halibut are out there - just off the beach?). Wow...
I see FrostG1ant's stated desire to go be FTF on the Moun10Bike cache GC74DB at Katmai... and realize I've never been to Katmai myself! I do work for a half-dozen folks over that way, but I've never traveled out there... sigh.
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Post by FrostG1anT on Feb 26, 2008 17:26:34 GMT -9
I worked in Dutch Harbor for a couple months during 1981. Unless it has changed, you can go for the cache yourself, I won't.
I happen to love "The Rock". There is so much amazing history out there and the area is beautiful. The WWII artifacts are incredible and the new museum holds some awesome memorabilia (although I haven't been in the new museum, I was privy to much of what it contains years before it came to fruition.) The fishing community has some character and the flight in while not the white knuckle thrill ride of days of lore when the airline with the mans name flew there, it is still in the top 5 most "exciting" commercial landing strips in Alaska. Besides they have the only non-Cajun 5 star restaurant in the State. I want to get out there and be a tourist. It won't be as fun as before they sealed the rock, but it would be great to climb the Ballyhoo again. The island has mellowed in the last twenty years, the Elbow Room has bouncers and a maximum capacity... While this used to be one the edges of the Last Frontier, Alaska's third largest city (based upon census, over 70,000 claim residency there, but most are at sea most of the time or vacationing when they are given shore leave) is just another sea hamlet with some incredible parts of the history of making this Great State. If someone is planning a day or even a weekend trip in the summer, let me know I would love to hitch a ride. Today the weather is not so beautiful, but I have seen green grass in January before. www.alaskawebcams.org/dutch.htm
Last Edit: Feb 26, 2008 17:40:27 GMT -9 by FrostG1anT
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I made the trip to Dutch 2-3 times a year when I worked for a different airline (named after a land mass). The first trip was the white knuckle thrill ride you speak of on a different defunct airline. It was awesome although I honestly thought we'd taken a wing and landing gear out on landing. All the soda's and beer flew out of the flight attendants lockers in the rear of the plane. I knew we we hadn't crashed but there sure was a lot of carbonated liquid spraying around the cabin.
Over the years I grew to really love that chunk of rock out there. You are right about the history. It is a more laid back way of life out there and you make your own fun for the most part. I doubt I could live there full time without flight benefits though. Everyone needs off the rock a few times a year. The ones who don't enjoy that luxery become real obvious in no time.
I'd love to score a buddy pass and hit that new cache for a FTF. I doubt it'll still be unfound come summer but I have been planning to go back for some halibut fishing this summer. As rare as buddy passes are these days though I'd have to combine fishing with caching.
As far as The Challenge goes this is one of the easier sectors to hit. A few of them beyond the Brooks range ect will be a LOT harder (read expensive) to visit.
So which cacher owns a super cub and has a LOT of time and cash on hand?
Post by ladybugkids on Jun 23, 2008 4:48:23 GMT -9
Nice job, Knappling!
I'm glad you could make the trip. I've never been out to the west coast of Alaska, but will get there someday.
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What is this challenge anyway? Finding a cache in each borough in the state?
I work for an airline and have thought of making day trips out to get some caches, but it seems that most places would take a couple days at least. Getting there is easy, affording to eat and sleep while there is another matter.
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