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Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« on: April 09, 2019, 09:15:01 AM »
Just had a nice drive to Alaska. Saw lots of animals including deer, elk, caribou, bison and a fox, but my favorites this trip were some Dall sheep in the sanctuary at Kluane Lake in the Yukon. Saw a nice ram not too far above the road so hiked up to try to get some photos. Found him with a ewe and another ram who turned out to be a much more interesting subject. He was battle-scarred with broomed horns but even cooler was the large chunk out of his left horn. He'd obviously been the vetren of many battles. He was also the most tolerant of my picture taking and eventually fed to within 10 ft of me.

First two photos are the younger ram. A very nice looking specimen. The second two are the ewe.
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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 09:21:20 AM »
This is the old guy who interested me the most though.
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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 09:23:42 AM »
A few more of this old Monarch.  You can see the scars of a hard fought life.

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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 09:27:36 AM »
Wow, great shots.  He's definitely an old "dagga boy."

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 09:28:16 AM »
He has definitely seen his share of battles, cool pics, thanks for sharing. Will be spending 10 days up there in August, getting excited.

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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 09:28:31 AM »
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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2019, 09:30:11 AM »
Nice! Great pictures !!

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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2019, 09:33:02 AM »
I would have liked to seen the collision that broke that big chunk off his horn.
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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2019, 09:34:28 AM »
Also saw the usual bison between Liard Hot Springs and Watson Lake.
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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2019, 09:38:40 AM »
And some caribou.  These two were licking salt off the road near Muncho Lake. They didn't mind me taking pictures, but when a truck came by they scooted into the brush.

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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2019, 10:05:57 AM »
Bucket list road trip. Awesome pics..
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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2019, 10:10:45 AM »
Heard several cool stories from people making the drive, hope to complete it someday, might drive up then bring marine highway back
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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2019, 10:58:36 AM »
cool pics. one day will do the trip. thx.

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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2019, 03:18:25 PM »
That’s a great ram! Did the drive last summer and also saw lots of animals, including sheep in the same section, but not him.
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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2019, 03:52:47 PM »
Thanks for sharing your photo's. What did you shoot them with?
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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2019, 04:17:45 PM »
Great photos!  Man,  I want to make that trip!
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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2019, 04:59:27 PM »
Great shots! That ram is beastly.

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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2019, 07:45:19 PM »
Cool sheep pics!

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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2019, 07:52:07 PM »
Nice pics. I think I will put that drive on my bucket list now that I am retired. How long would that take from central Washington?
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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2019, 07:59:36 PM »
Nice very cool!  :tup:
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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2019, 08:50:31 PM »
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2019, 08:57:51 PM »
Cool pics, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2019, 12:47:39 AM »
Thanks for sharing your photo's. What did you shoot them with?

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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2019, 12:57:10 AM »
Nice pics. I think I will put that drive on my bucket list now that I am retired. How long would that take from central Washington?

I made a fairly fast trip this time. I usually take 4 days to get to Tok from Aberdeen. Made it in 3 days this go around. 15 hours driving the first day, 12 the second day, and  about 8 the third day.  A friend had driven up 5 days before me and hit awful ice and snow from Muncho Lake, north. I had great weather and dry roads so was taking advantage of it in case another storm blew in. The longest I ever took was 5 days. One of these times I'm gonna take at least two weeks and make some side trips to see places I'm aware of but have never been. Would like to drive out to Prince Rupert or Hyder some time and maybe drive up to Yellowknife.  Have also never been to Dawson.  Was gonna take the Top of the World Highway on the way home last fall, but the boarder was already closed when I got to the cutoff at Tetlin Junction.
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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2019, 01:39:34 AM »
Awesome Sitka, thanks for sharing! :tup:
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Re: Driving to Alaska, what did I see?
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2019, 02:44:32 PM »
Wow that is a cool old ram! He definitely has a story to tell.  :tup:

 


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