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Tuesday’s Gone with the Wind

By , May 23, 2018

What a day, Tuesday!

We started with a peek at the mountain tops across Lynn Canal. Like a Victorian coquette offering the briefest glimpse of her shapely ankles, the cloud cover rose to show us snow falling on the Coast Range.

Snow.

In mid-May.

Even in Alaska (our part, at least) this seems slightly extreme.

May snowfall

Fresh May snow on “The Mountain with No Name” (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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Be Careful What You Wish For!

By , October 3, 2017

The Tier II Subsistence Moose Hunt started September 15th, and runs till midnight tonight, when it’ll be  shut down by emergency order. As often happens, I drew a permit, allowing me to hunt for bulls with particular antler configurations. As I do every year, I dream of a legal bull wandering into the compound during daylight. Such an event would certainly beat bagging a moose somewhere else, requiring long, heavy hauls of meat.

The illegal bull that Michelle encountered in September has continued to loiter around the trail head in Mud Bay, wooing a pair of cows (see Crossing the Autumnal Equinox—Both of Them). I have not called moose on our property, fearing this unbaggable bull might come our way.

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