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Re: Re:What adventures are on your outdoor bucket list?

Just curious what folks have on their hiking/biking bucket list..

For me:

#1/#2 GDMBR/CDT (ride it not race it:)) and Trans-America bike ride Virginia to Oregon

 

 

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Pacific Northwest is beautiful! What great ideas. 

Snakes! Reasonable fear! We have a healthy population of rattlers in Southwest Texas... I try to live with the mantra leave them alone and they will leave me alone! Oh and go around them with room to spare!!

 

Thanks for sharing!

Number one is the thru-hike of the AT.  Number two is to grab my goldwing and travel across Canada 😉

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@Gary2 

Thanks for sharing! It wasn't until I moved to Alaska that I fully grasped the scope of motorcycle touring. It looks really awesome! Not that you'd want to take your Goldwing up the Dalton highway (gravel and really rough) but it is definitely a compelling reason to think about learning to ride a motorcycle!

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@REI-JohnJ My first duty station was Adak in 1981.  Loved Alaska....GREAT Fishing

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@Gary2 

Wow, Adak Island is WAY out there! That's isolated, even by Alaskan standards!

I always joked with my fishing friends that the fish in Alaska just swim up to your front door and will jump right onto your plate if you want. Not entirely true, but it can sure feel like it sometimes! I lived in Fairbanks for the last six years and just moved down to Seattle a couple of weeks ago.

Personally, I think that just living in Alaska for some amount of time should be on everyone's bucket list!

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People dont believe you but we actually caught fish by using a net over the culvert.  Those fish jump upstream and you can grab them.  Just gotta watch the eagles.  Those things are so surprising large compared to what we see in the lower 48...

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A tough climb is Fuji.  I've done it 3 times while stationed in Japan.  Mt  Fuji is a real beautiful place.  🙂  Trail is gravel that is like taking two steps up and one back each time...

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Check out the book “Dreaming Bears”

a Gwich’in Storyteller

a southern doctor.....A Wild Corner of Alaska.....good (easy) read. True story

@Dholsch 

Thanks for the recommendation! I'll definitely check it out. Have you ever read 'The Blue Bear' by Lynn Schooler? Another incredible read based out of Alaska!

Thanks again!

 

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Excellent! And no I haven’t read The Blue Bear but thanks for the recommendation. Here’s a good one, and a bit closer to home - check out ‘An Island Out of Time’ by Tom Horton. It’s an amazing story about the people living on Smith Island in the Chesapeake bay. After reading it and telling a buddy of mine about it we kayaked out to the island and camped there for a week. We now have memories that will last a lifetime. He has since moved away. I would definitely love to make that trip again sometime.

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