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 Post subject: Alaska abandoned mines trip
PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:04 pm 
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im considering taking a trip up to Alaska to explore abandoned mines, ghost towns, and generally take in the sites! anyone have any experiance with Alaska abandoned mine sites??


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:12 pm 
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We have been to a few up there & a few in British Columbia, Canada

One of my favorite places to go 8) 8) 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:20 pm 
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Hey Pete- what time of the year did you go up there 8)


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We were up there in July or August if I remember.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:06 pm 
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i was thinking about going in march
what part of alaska did you visit??


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I was just in the tip but Mike was up by the White Pass - - -March bad idea

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Balls..

Mike, I talked to my buddie charlie today (the pilot that lived up there) .. He said to get a Mile Post book / map. I'm picking one up tomorrow. I guess you can't even read the road signs a lot of times because the signs are covered / buried. This book tells you what / where everything is by what mile you're at on the road. He said Hatcher pass isn't probably going to be possible in the winter too...which sucks. lots of gold deep mining there. Getting around on the main roads shouldn't be bad, but....

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:55 pm 
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i can see it now.... you gotta make outside timbering like pioneer tunnel to drive your ice and snow tunnel through to get to the mine!

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Thats right! 8) Ice hole coal ...and gold... co.

The Iditarod Starts March 7th :!:

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I had a friend stationed at Delta Junction in the early 90's.

He described their four seasons as:

June, July, August and Winter


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:lol: i like it.

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