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13jwrangler 05-30-2013 08:56 AM

Jeepin in Alaska
 
Driving around and having fun!!!

NFGZ 05-30-2013 06:03 PM

Awesome!

it_felt_so_good 05-30-2013 07:23 PM

Where was this taken in Alaska ? Looks awesome.

13jwrangler 05-30-2013 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by it_felt_so_good (Post 3809509)
Where was this taken in Alaska ? Looks awesome.

My beautiful island home of Kodiak!!!

alaska_av8r 05-30-2013 11:47 PM

Beautiful, didn't realize Kodiak had wind turbines but haven't been there in 10 yrs...love it.

13jwrangler 05-31-2013 01:21 AM

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Originally Posted by alaska_av8r (Post 3810290)
Beautiful, didn't realize Kodiak had wind turbines but haven't been there in 10 yrs...love it.

They have had them for a little while. Just had three installed last year.

2004 lj 05-31-2013 01:30 AM

I would so love to move to alaska...

it_felt_so_good 05-31-2013 02:14 AM

That's awesome. I might end up driving my Jeep from Anchorage to the North Slope later this year. Got to love Alaska'a summers !

2004 lj 05-31-2013 02:17 AM

Is there anything special you guys do to your jeeps besides block heaters for the cold winters?

RAINSTATEBEAR 05-31-2013 11:16 AM

I bet the trail opportunities are endless their.

alaska_av8r 05-31-2013 11:27 AM

Is the haul road open traffic or do you still have to get a permit to go all the way?

13jwrangler 05-31-2013 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by 2004 lj (Post 3810471)
Is there anything special you guys do to your jeeps besides block heaters for the cold winters?

Here in Kodiak we don't have to do anything like that to our Jeeps. It doesn't get cold enough for that. When I lived in Delta Junction (about 115 miles southeast of Fairbanks) in the interior of AK, I had an oil pan, tranny, block and battery heater. We had to plug our vehicle in if it was going to be left out for more than an hour. The coldest I saw it was -72 and the norm up there during the winter is -20. AKA, t-shirt weather.

13jwrangler 05-31-2013 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by RAINSTATEBEAR (Post 3811420)
I bet the trail opportunities are endless their.

Absolutely. I love Kodiak and AK in general!!!

13jwrangler 05-31-2013 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by alaska_av8r (Post 3811459)
Is the haul road open traffic or do you still have to get a permit to go all the way?

That, I don't know. Are you a pilot by any chance?

NFGZ 05-31-2013 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by 13jwrangler (Post 3811584)
Here in Kodiak we don't have to do anything like that to our Jeeps. It doesn't get cold enough for that. When I lived in Delta Junction (about 115 miles southeast of Fairbanks) in the interior of AK, I had an oil pan, tranny, block and battery heater. We had to plug our vehicle in if it was going to be left out for more than an hour. The coldest I saw it was -72 and the norm up there during the winter is -20. AKA, t-shirt weather.

Good god, how do you guys survive..!? What is the normal attire? I lived in Buffalo NY for 17 years and am over that cold, I now live in sunny Florida.

13jwrangler 05-31-2013 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by NFGZ (Post 3811604)

Good god, how do you guys survive..!? What is the normal attire? I lived in Buffalo NY for 17 years and am over that cold, I now live in sunny Florida.

Ha ha. Like I said, in Kodiak the norm in the winter is around 20 above but the interior is SUPER cold!!!!! You just get use to it like anything else...........well, not really.

it_felt_so_good 05-31-2013 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by alaska_av8r (Post 3811459)
Is the haul road open traffic or do you still have to get a permit to go all the way?

You still need a permit.

it_felt_so_good 05-31-2013 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by RAINSTATEBEAR (Post 3811420)
I bet the trail opportunities are endless their.

It's the perfect state for a Jeep, :D.

alaska_av8r 05-31-2013 08:32 PM

yes..

13jwrangler 06-01-2013 12:48 AM

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Originally Posted by alaska_av8r (Post 3812872)
yes..

If that's your response to my question, I'm an air traffic controller here in Kodiak. You ever fly in here?

TylerU 06-01-2013 10:09 AM

actually, when i was facing the choice between moving to Utah and Alaska, in the end I chose Utah instead... partially due to the psychology of thinking that there are too many trails/ wheeling locations,, to the point that I may one day get tired of it..

alaska_av8r 06-03-2013 12:41 AM

Yes 13jwrangler, it has been years since I flew in Alaska but I used to fly into Kodiak. I flew for SouthCentral Air and brought your UPS packages in there. I loved flying in there and sneak out of the pass for some bear watching on my way back to Kenai. I was ATC as well at Elmendorf many years ago. Great job, loved it. Is Kodiak still FAA or contract?

13jwrangler 06-03-2013 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by alaska_av8r (Post 3819475)
Yes 13jwrangler, it has been years since I flew in Alaska but I used to fly into Kodiak. I flew for SouthCentral Air and brought your UPS packages in there. I loved flying in there and sneak out of the pass for some bear watching on my way back to Kenai. I was ATC as well at Elmendorf many years ago. Great job, loved it. Is Kodiak still FAA or contract?

That's awesome to hear. Kodiak is now a contract tower. Love my job and love where I live. I work with a guy who use to work at Elmo. Small world.

alaska_av8r 06-03-2013 04:27 PM

Awesome, my ol boss is in Hawaii as contract. I do miss flying up there.

13jwrangler 06-04-2013 12:20 AM

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Originally Posted by alaska_av8r (Post 3821524)
Awesome, my ol boss is in Hawaii as contract. I do miss flying up there.

Lihue? I think my boss might know your old boss, ha ha. Flying into Kodiak can be a pain though. The wx changes so quick!!! It's the craziest place I've ever worked wx wise.

alaska_av8r 06-04-2013 12:59 AM

Last name Brooks, Kodiak was one of the toughest places I have ever flown IFR into, loaded up with ice on the arc, had to go missed, almost didn't make it back to Homer....Puckerrrrrrr...

13jwrangler 06-04-2013 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by alaska_av8r (Post 3823174)
Last name Brooks, Kodiak was one of the toughest places I have ever flown IFR into, loaded up with ice on the arc, had to go missed, almost didn't make it back to Homer....Puckerrrrrrr...

Yeah, there's not really a good place to divert to around here. You make it in or you don't. We have been IFR for literally 3 days straight now. Ain't nothing like it.

13jwrangler 06-04-2013 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by alaska_av8r (Post 3823174)
Last name Brooks, Kodiak was one of the toughest places I have ever flown IFR into, loaded up with ice on the arc, had to go missed, almost didn't make it back to Homer....Puckerrrrrrr...

Just talked to my boss. He knows brooks and I believe he's working at Kona for Serco..........

alaska_av8r 06-04-2013 06:10 PM

Thats him, whats your bosses last name?

13jwrangler 06-04-2013 07:02 PM

Thatcher. He said brooks use to work at Kenai tower for about 10 years.


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