Alaska Range Motel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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The night's chill air creeps through the door of this old trapper's home.
Four plywood sides adorned with traps but no better comfort known.
No luxuries lay with in, just wood stove, table, and a bed,
It's a warm and comfortable place, you see, to lay my weary head.
On one wall I have wood stacked, all I need for heat.
And on another I set my food, labels placed so neat.
Spread throughout I hang my clothes near the heat to dry;
The rain and snow ...
... Upon arrival to the cabin, Lil Buddy was no where to be seen but the evidence of moose, wolves, and giant bear were everywhere.
Friday, we (I) was so stiff and sore and rash-ridden that we hung around the cabin most of the day. In the creek, we saw scores upon scores of tiny minnows swimming upstream, and there was some debate as to that kind they were. We attempted to catch one to examine it. If we could see what kind they actually were, we could determine ...
... black bear crossed the road ahead. So there really are bears up here. Then......... Spotted an airplane parked on the side of the road! The pilot said he had landed due to poor visibility- "the clouds have rocks in them". He was waiting for it to clear. Next stop, Buckshot Betty's at Beaver Creek - welcome, warm with home made cakes and coffee. TV was playing BBC World News. First TV we had seen in weeks. Passed ...
... gravel surface. Yes, bumpy- but no frost heaves. The first stretch of gravel road is 10 miles long and the speed limit is 30 mph. A passing vehicle throws up enough dust that the roadway disappears for a while. Following another vehicle means falling back a long ways to let the dust settle a bit.
We come across active road construction. We have to wait for a pilot car to lead us through the area. We wait about 15 minutes, the flag lady is relieved ...
... and we end up behind a pilot car for a 10-12 mile section… so we pull up to the stop sign and turn off the engine and the flagger has seen a coyote… and she’s not too sure about that so she pulls a pencil sort of device out of her pocket… it’s got a cartridge on the end… but the cartridge has no projectile except for some black powder that makes a big bang… and at the end of the arc a big flash… and what we’ve just ...