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Well...Can you believe it? 100 air miles from the nearest borrough.......BUT WE HAVE INTERNET!I flew into Yakutat,Alaska Saturday evening and met up with some of the crew.We holed up in a tent that night.6 of us in a 8 foot square tent!Good thing it was cold outside!Next morning we loaded part of our gear and supplies in a Turbo Otter,along with one greenhorn packer and a dog,and sent them out to camp.When that plane returned .....the rest of the gear and supplies and 6 of us flew out on a Beaver.When we got here all looked pretty well.All the buildings were still standing,and no bear damages.But pretty soon Mr Murphy showed up.Not one piece of motorized equipment ot vehicles was easily operable.Those that would crank wouldnt start of course..but persistence pays off.Then....the water system to the camp............Pumps need to be primed and generators set.Seems someone didnt drain the main pump last fall...and well you guessed it!Spent a couple hours making one pump from 2.Got the pump placed.and primed...fired the generator......and pretty soon a fountain erupted.A pvc fitting had come loose over the winter.So after that was "fixed"(read-----Jerry rigged).....pump runs and water is flowing through the valves....but not to the storage barrels!The line is oviously broken SOMEWHERE....but because of the porous rock that this place is on....the water goes down instead of up.Got water to within 185 feet of the house .....So out comes all the old garden hose we can find...but not nearly enough.Still no water but hose,pipe a new pump are all on thier way,and will arrive tomorrow ,along with the camp cook!Everybody is excited about that!Mr Murphy is now on the run!Most all the motorized stuff is now running,water and a cook tomorrow.OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And several bears already spotted!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I could stay all summer.



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Kinda rough start but you see bears . Let us know how ya do.
 

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Dave,
I wish you all the luck you had last spring, and then some!! Enjoy springtime in Alaska, I'm already depressed that I'll not be there this spring....

GOOD LUCK!!!
 

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Well ...no hunting for me this spring.Just came to work on equipment and help get the camp ready for hunters.The first hunters arrive tomorrow...........on the plane that I have to hop to go out.I regret that I will have only seconds to meet a hunter that is coming through the Wounded Warrior project.I am told that he is bringing a 45-70.I reckon I will at least have to take enoughtime to find out if it is a Marlin.Kudos to The Bear Specialist for donating this one on one trophy book black bear hunt.
 
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