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Posted: 7/17/2008 4:49:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/17/2008 4:51:21 PM EST by Arcteryx]
I recently made my annual trip up to Alaska to do a little backpacking with a few friends. A few years ago I had the honor of meeting Ripak who many of you know. Since meeting Ripak, he has gone out of his way to help me make these trips possible. Ripak has arranged transportation to and from the airport, to REI / Wal-Mart to pickup last minute items not allowed for transport on commercial aircraft, and even a little sight seeing in the Anchorage and Girdwood areas. Without him, these trips would not have been possible. For that, I thank you Ripak. I hope we can do it again real soon. You are what ARFCOM is all about. I hope I can do the same for other members one day.

Here are a few pictures of our trip. Enjoy.


A moose spotted in a local's yard.


Same moose with two baby moose climbing into a local's swimming pool.






Yep, that's me.








Buddy of mine. Dinner time. Mountain House.




















Please excuse the poor photography. I sacrificed quality for weight reduction. I hope you enjoyed. Thanks again for everything Ripak. I'm going to post this in GD for their enjoyment.
Link Posted: 7/17/2008 5:53:33 PM EST
Great pictures! Just remember, that is NOT where they will be drilling Glad you had a good time in our great state
Link Posted: 7/17/2008 6:12:43 PM EST
Glad you had a good time in our beautiful state!

Nice to see that you had a little sun. Seems it's done nothing up here but rain this summer. Hopefully next year we'll be able to make up for it. Any plans for a return trip this year?

Link Posted: 7/17/2008 10:51:50 PM EST
First, Thanks for the kind words.

They did have crappy weather for most of the trip/hike but when I was with them the weather was so so but not crappy.
I think I was a lucky charm for them.

Oh that pool the Moose were in got thrashed and leaked all the water out.
That pool is no longer in the yard.

~R
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 8:26:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By MGNiko:
Great pictures! Just remember, that is NOT where they will be drilling Glad you had a good time in our great state


Link Posted: 7/22/2008 8:27:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By sledhead907:
Glad you had a good time in our beautiful state!

Nice to see that you had a little sun. Seems it's done nothing up here but rain this summer. Hopefully next year we'll be able to make up for it. Any plans for a return trip this year?



Possibly in November. I'm not sure where i'm wanting to go yet.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 11:17:44 AM EST
Looks like you had a great time. Were the bugs bad?
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