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Anyone coming to Gwins?

Started May 25, 2008

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Headed up to Cooper Landing this summer to work at Gwins Lodge. Can't wait to get there!
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Fishing Guide in Alaska

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Rocks, snow, ice and whiskey.

Posted on April 20, 2008 at 10:05pm 3 Comments

Alaska is crazy. It is huge and wild and continues to amaze me daily. Been here almost two weeks now and have mostly just been working. We have been building this pavilion for a salmon bake down here in Cooper Landing, and have now moved on to the stage. Which required us to put the footings down about 19 inches in the ground. However there is three feet of snow covering two feet of ice covering an undetermined amount of granite that we have had to dig, burn, blast, heat, whack, and anything… Continue

Alaska: week one.

Posted on April 17, 2008 at 8:48pm 3 Comments

Well I have been up in Alaska now for a full week. It started late in Anchorage at a great little place, and progressed the next day south down to Cooper Landing. The drive down here was beyond belief. Mountains surround you as you drive parallel to the Turnagain arm. The hiway snakes around the canyons. Several times we stopped to take pictures of the snow that was over my head in depth, as the day I arrived in Alaska a late snow shower dumped about a foot of snow into the area. Temperatures… Continue

The Hostel advantage...

Posted on April 10, 2008 at 1:19pm 4 Comments

So I arrived at the Hostel last night around 1030pm. Just a short cab ride over from the airport on the snowy, icy streets of anchorage. You have to love a place like this, very nice artwork on the outside of the building, walk inside to the sounds of RadioHead being played in the office. A very nice gal got me checked in and showed me around the building. They have free WiFi to use, about 5 bunk rooms both male and female and one Co-Ed. Two big living rooms to hang out in with computers if you… Continue


Posted on April 8, 2008 at 11:31pm 2 Comments

Well in 23 hours and 36 minutes I will be landing in Anchorage. I have packed, unpacked, and repacked about 4 times now, and then after reviewing the baggage limits on the United Airlines website I realized that one of my bags was waaay too big!!! So a frantic trip to the goodwill provided me with an appropriate sized piece of luggage circa 1974 for a mere 6 bucks. And after a fifth repacking session and another resort I finally got everything I could possibly stuff into my two bags and stay… Continue

Why I LOVE MyCoolWorks...

Posted on April 4, 2008 at 9:13pm 4 Comments

So as I ease into the last weekend of my vacation, I am taking the time to do and see all the things I wont get to do again for the next six or seven months. Going out to my favorite restaurant, going to see my GrandMa in the nursing home, stocking up on the great organic espresso from my fav. coffee house. Fishing with my dad. Taking my niece out for a happy meal, against my better judgment but hey she is only 6 and it's hard to say no to her! Spending some quality time with my new best… Continue

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At 8:19am on May 10, 2008, Orion said…
see you in roughly 48 hours
At 3:22pm on May 9, 2008, Breaze said…
Hey Brian-I'm HERE!!!! Waiting at the airport for a pickup to lodge. I'll be there later on tonight, and cars you say?....Nice! I'll definitely give you a buzz when I get settled into my new digs and know what's happening with work. If you get a text or call from 360-609-2186 don't be alarmed it's just me!!!! Look forward to meeting on common ground!
At 1:03pm on May 5, 2008, Nikki said…
did you take the shuttle down to gwin's (homerstageline), if so did they pick you up from your hostel or did you have to go somewhere else?
At 11:43pm on April 29, 2008, Nicholle said…
So did you guys get over to the lodge for dinner? How was it?
At 7:24pm on April 28, 2008, Tim Kramer said…
you seem to know alot about whats goin on at denali. im a first timer. Any info i should know?haha fill me in bro. take it easy
At 1:36pm on April 28, 2008, Orion said…
your pictures look great. i can't wait to get up there.
At 9:59pm on April 27, 2008, Nikki said…
How's it going up in Cooper Landing? Right now Discovery Channel has Alaska week and I have been watching it none stop. It's getting me super pumped!
At 9:13am on April 26, 2008, Nicholle said…
A FOOT??? That's just crazy...and on the crazy side, we've been having tons of earthquakes here...little ones for the most part. Had a 4.9 last night. Nothing compared to the SF area one in 1989 that I was in...that was bad. I think it's all building up to a big one...hopefully I'll be out of here before that can happen! Anyhow, enjoy dinner, and pictures would be awesome! I'm heading out climbing today, trying to fit in as much as possible here. I've started to THINK about packing, but haven't even had the chance to think about classes ending...culinary is done, I just have 2 classes to finish up starting next week, so I should start to get some more free time. Enjoy, and I'll be there soon!
At 9:41pm on April 25, 2008, Kimberly said…
mid-May is coming so quickly! It sounds like Bob has you working pretty hard up there, have you had much time for hiking?
At 6:23pm on April 24, 2008, Julie said…
I looked at the looks like I would have to stay until August 21st, and I can't do that as I have a wedding August 9th. Also, it looks like servers have to tip out 25% where I will only have to tip out 3% now. I will be ok money wise, and I will have plenty of time off to venture out and see the sights. I do plan on making a trip to come see you though. : )

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