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PostPosted: January 18th, 2015, 12:16 pm 
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where is the little clapping smily? I'd give you guys a standing ovation for this one. This probably sounds sick, but I wish I had been on that adventure with you. Talk about memories! GREAT story Ben & Steve. That sounds like a new kind of ice cream doesn't it. Ben & Steve's Alpine Ice. :lol:

Goat's are and have been my #1 Bucket List Hunt.

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PostPosted: January 18th, 2015, 1:25 pm 
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where is the little clapping smily? I'd give you guys a standing ovation for this one. This probably sounds sick, but I wish I had been on that adventure with you. Talk about memories! GREAT story Ben & Steve. That sounds like a new kind of ice cream doesn't it. Ben & Steve's Alpine Ice. :lol:

Goat's are and have been my #1 Bucket List Hunt.


Hey Benny, sounds like Sherpa-bait!


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PostPosted: January 18th, 2015, 9:57 pm 
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Glad everything worked out. Great story.


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Now this may sound like a dumb question coming from a flatlander...but when you found yourselves trapped and really concerned for your ability to get out of your predicament, did you consider sliding your packs off and let them tumble to oblivion to make it easier to climb out?


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PostPosted: January 19th, 2015, 11:12 am 
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John Vargo wrote:
Now this may sound like a dumb question coming from a flatlander...but when you found yourselves trapped and really concerned for your ability to get out of your predicament, did you consider sliding your packs off and let them tumble to oblivion to make it easier to climb out?


Yes. Not sure it would have helped. They might have padded a fall, maybe. Ultimately, for me, I don't know if its frugality, testosterone, 'conditioning', or something else that wouldn't allow me to be capable of setting my pack loose. We'll have to ask Ted what that 'means'.


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I once owned a shirt...decades ago when I was a bit more cocky...and it said:

IF YOU DIE, WE SPLIT YOUR GEAR


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H and Bennie, this was a great read and adventure. You've come far pilgrim!

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I finally caught up on this one....HOLY $#!%!!! Great adventure!!!!


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WOW! Great story and story telling. Glad you guys made it out safe and sound. That is certainly what I'd call a great adventure in the great outdoors.

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Wow, you guys risked your lives, got stuck in a tent together for almost a week and didn't even see a goat???? Sounds like fun to me, although given my love for sweet/sour pork and kung-pow chicken dehydrated meals, I would have "spiced things up" in the tent after day 2... ;)

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Now this might sound odd but I have worked around a few Alaskan mine sites since I've been up here and I put into practice what I have observed used to stabilize pads. I very carefully built micro-lifts on my platform with small amounts of rock and mud I caved onto my perch, gently packing each lift. It was still just a matter of time as water seeped down the rock and further saturated my perch.



Holchin: I was expecting a comment about this statement from our resident Damn Engineer, errrr, I mean Dam Engineer.....


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Honest guys... that was a nail-biter. Glad you were able to share that adventure and walk away with nothing more than a great story that will last a lifetime... a long lifetime, assuming you don't give that chute another go.

It's an honor to know the both of you.

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Russell Lantier wrote:
Honest guys... that was a nail-biter. Glad you were able to share that adventure and walk away with nothing more than a great story that will last a lifetime... a long lifetime, assuming you give that chute another go.

It's an honor to know the both of you.

What Russel said! One thing though, I have wanted to hunt Alaska for years but stories such as these are starting to dull that desire :shock: .

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