Sunday, March 30, 2008

Gaedeke's Smoke Trail

Spring break AK style. Forget wet T-shirt contests and beach volleyball. Gimme cold smoke any day.

How Can You Be So Thin, And Live So Fat?

The Beastie Boys once posed this question and as oil prices pass the $100/barrel mark like a hot sauna streaker on a dark Fairbanks night I look forward to the PFD smiles that will come in the fall.  Of course I'm ineligible this year so everyone literally gets my 2 cents.  You're welcome.  
Anyways, here's me strokin' Benjamins atop the Alaska Pipeline in Coldfoot (photo by Mr. P).  For those feeling guilty about the blood money they will receive in October, feel free to donate it to me in the form of a new snowmachine...

Home on the Range, Brooks that is.

It's not often that one has to take time to let a herd of 25 caribou pass by while skinning a ridge, but here we see Mr. Peterson doing just that.  Ok, I guess it's more like he's pointing at caribou about 1/4 mile away but that is still pretty damn cool because we were are about 2500 feet.  

Note that Philip keeps his towers at full extension, in the event of a sudden stampede he is always ready for a rapid ascent.  Experience like that can't be taught so take heed Girdwood, take heed.  This technique also works for Dall Sheep and the occasional meandering wolverine.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Don't Mind if I Do

That's what Tiffany said as she dropped a knee and showed the caribou what fresh tracks in the Brooks Range should look like.

And Philip was very happy,

because his knee was making tele turns after a forced hiatus.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Guess Who's Back, Back Again

Former G'woodians Philip, Tiffany and Me returned from the frigid northern reaches of the Brooks Range after yet another successful voyage. Yes, of course there were broken snowmachines, -70F windchill and the hardships of a finite alcohol supply but we all returned in one piece with visions of caribou dancing in our heads. We also got to play in the best powder of my life. So we had that going for us, which was nice. Now we must all return to our paying jobs and the annoying squeaky sound of life on the big Hamster Wheel.

Stay tuned for more pics dear readers...

Friday, March 07, 2008

ABC Cookies

This twisted version of the gingerbread man cookie cutter is sometimes missing an arm, a leg or his entire head. They were a big hit with Max, (thanks Ang!) and he tore up the kitchen today w/Uncle Johnny.

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