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Spectacular Dantes View

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It was well worth a long drive (a lonely road) to Dantes View. This was our last stop on our first day of journey to Death Valley National Park California. It was already 3:30 pm when we left the main road and it took us about 20 minutes to get there. A 13 mile paved road but the last quarter mile is 15% grade. A steep climb up but so beautiful. Vehicles over 25ft or longer are prohibited on this road. Please watch our short video  Road to Dantes View  to see the road.  There were few cars when we arrived at The Dantes View but those people were out exploring around. It wasn't crowded at all in fact we were the only ones there enjoying the 360 degrees of breathtaking view of Death Valley from 5475 ft high above Sea Level.  We didn't stay long because it was windy and cold.  It would have been nice to explore the area but it was also getting late in a day. There was a Bee Hazard caution sign on the road but we didn't even get the change to see any. Maybe it's because we

Two Moose

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Two moose in the pond @ 11:03 PM 7/27/18 Richardson hwy  Delta Junction

O'Brien Creek Chitina/Copper River

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Here's my recent trip to Chitina for fishing but ended up not fishing because the water was high and nobody was catching anything. Here are few pictures of famous O'Brien creek. View from the other side of the creek. View of the parking lot. Going down O'Brien Creek - one way road View from the bottom - O'Brien creek road Limited Parking to the right Limited Parking and campground to the right. There's also Coffee shop and restrooms O'Brien creek campground O'Brien Creek Campground fee station information.  Recreational permit cost $25 for 24 hours and a maximum of 4 people per group.  Parking is free on the State land but to access the river and to the other side of the bridge, you have to pay $20 for access on Native Corporation land. However if you're camping there, access to native land is included in campground fees.  More information on O'Brien Creek and Chitina Camping on the side of O'Brien

Alan caught his first fish

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Beautiful Sunset at 1015pm while fishing in Quartz lake. Alan was reeling in his first catch That big smile says it all, his first catch ever. He was the first one who caught a fish. As soon as he has his line down the water, he caught a fish right away. Rainbow Trout Dragonfly heart

Camping in Quartz Lake

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Friday evening after work on July 20th, my family and I drove down to Quartz Lake in Big Delta. It's about 86 miles from Fairbanks. We left Fairbanks 9:15pm and arrived in Quartz lake 10:44pm Campground was full except for overnight camping parking area which is fine with me at least I'm closer to the water and got a good view of the lake. Camping cost $15 a night, $10 for boat launch, and $8 for firewood.

Came home to a cool yard

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Driving home from camping/fishing trip on a hot sunny Sunday at Richardson hwy, it was great to get home with this cool yard. Indeed the trees I planted helped cool the yard. The temp in the interior got into 90s -- hot!  

Kenai Lake

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I always love Kenai lake and Kenai river. The green colored water is so beautiful.

In Kenai River on Friday the 13th

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Went to The mouth of Kenai river for depnitting on Friday the 13th and only caught 3 reds salmon. Fish was slow, only few people caught some fish.  Yep here are the 3 fish I caught on Friday the 13th at Kenai River Mouth of Kenai River North Beach during low tide Free hotdogs and bouncy house sponsored by some church ministry in Kenai and people from lower 48. Too bad I didn't remember the name of church organization. Hot choco in rainy cold day was great especially free!