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Old 03-01-2020, 04:40 PM   #1
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Old 03-01-2020, 04:53 PM   #2
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Yah, there was a post on Facebook that the state would allow any Resident to claim the bus and title it if the successfully moved it the 20 some miles (no road or improvements at all).
Honestly a bridge miles from civilization isn't really going to make it any safer, when it floods or Ice dams happen the bridge could easily be demolished or become unusable. Putting a bridge out there is only going to encourage underprepared people and give them a false sense of safety. Fact, that IS the untamed wilds and nature here is hard, unforgiving and unpredictable. If you are counting on a bridge to get you across the river after you get to the far side and the weather changes, you'd better have a Sat phone. No phone service, no readily available food sources, questionable water and fire status, you are really just gambling with your life. If you really have to see that bus, charter a helo with a clear pickup time/date. Or go in the summer and carry to 120 pounds of gear you'd need to cross and survive for weeks, hire a local hunting guide with ATVs and knowledge.
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Old 03-01-2020, 05:40 PM   #3
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Old 03-01-2020, 07:30 PM   #4
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We drove by there this summer, in Healy AK, drove 5 miles down the stampede rd (which ends 3 miles latter and becomes the stampede trail, 19 miles to the bus on a wet washed out old road. Can ATV it if you want. Looks like a cool destination, and the story for some reason is big, I think many/most HS kids read it in school. I thought about it, 10 miles maybe, 20 each way...and bears...
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Old 03-05-2020, 12:21 PM   #5
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be relatively easy to move in the winter, put it on some big skis, wonder if someone will do it?

Be creepy to turn it into a snack shack. I mean a (now)famous guy died in there!!

Gonna try to get there this summer, but not all the way just a bit down the trail to say I did (I'm not too young and got little kids).

The one in the movie is down the road at a bar.
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be relatively easy to move in the winter, put it on some big skis, wonder if someone will do it?

Be creepy to turn it into a snack shack. I mean a (now)famous guy died in there!!

Gonna try to get there this summer, but not all the way just a bit down the trail to say I did (I'm not too young and got little kids).

The one in the movie is down the road at a bar.
You'll have to hit me up when you get to AK, depending on the month my skoolie might be far enough along to spend a weekend together somewhere. Or perhaps you could pit stop at my property in Wasilla and give me some wisdom in exchange for a free place to park while you replenish or whatnot. I'll be soloing most of the conversion(it's my first) but I have a nice 2 car garage full of tools and a huge driveway, I can fit 15 to 20 cars so 2 buses would be easy mode!
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