Posted By Chris Branham on May 3, 2013 @ 12:51 am
     Spring is late this year.  At the lodges we saw several fox trotting by, always on a hurried mission to find something good to eat, a Beaver poked his head through a hole in the ice, Bald Eagles were mating and preparing their nesting sites.  Tundra Swans, Canadian Geese, Cranes and ducks had no open lakes to land in so hundreds are feedin....
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Posted By Linda Branham on March 11, 2013 @ 7:07 pm
It is March but the temperatures have been in the low 40's in Anchorage.  The Iditarod dog race is well on its way and I saw my first Robin over a week ago.  Chris took a couple of friends flying on day two of the Iditarod and they were able to see many teams and mushers on that famous adventure trail to Nome, the 1,000-mile long sled dog adventure.  I've included a phot....
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Posted By Linda Branham on February 22, 2013 @ 3:00 pm
2013 Trip To East Africa

We've just returned from a month of incredible safaris in East Africa.  We were excited to have Kathy and Steve Elliott and Mary and George Hall with us for almost the entire month of January.  We all met in Nairobi at the beginning of January where our good friend, Charlie Strachan, flew us in a TropicAir Caravan to the Maasai Mara and Richard....
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OWNERS

Posted By Linda Branham on October 15, 2012 @ 7:42 pm
October Blog

It's a wrap!  We are home in Anchorage and another season has flown by.  What on earth was that last bout of mother natures wrath all about?  Chris and a few other bold souls, were stuck at the lodge in very nasty weather.  First they had lots of snow, followed by temperatures dropping down to the low twenties, and if that wasn't enough, ....
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WILDLIFE

Posted By Linda Branham on September 10, 2012 @ 6:50 pm
September, my favorite month of the year.  Ripe red berries, intermixed with the blue and black berries of the tundra. The wild mushrooms are prolific and between rain showers and bursts of sunshine, we are supplying the dinner table with feasts from the tundra.   I took Chloe out for a walk this morning and heard the sharp cry of the Sandhill Cranes high above us, as they move S....
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Posted By Linda Branham on August 12, 2012 @ 5:48 pm
How did we get to August?  I blinked and July disappeared like a breath of wind through Lake Clark Pass.  I think time goes quickly because we have such wonderful guests and it is more pleasure than task.  Dan and Dayle, with their incredible family, Amy, Casey, Mark and Jenny, who just left the lodge to fly back home and there is a feeling of emptiness.  I shou....
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Posted By Linda Branham on July 11, 2012 @ 6:40 pm
I've been told it is high time for an update, (thanks Alan.)  That's the problem with being busy and having fun, you are actually living in the thick of it and find a much smaller window for writing about it.

What can I say about June? Cold weather, cold water temperatures, more snow on the mountains than I can remember during our many years here.  Everything behind sch....

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FISHING

Posted By Linda Branham on May 21, 2012 @ 8:12 pm
Alaska fishing vacations are difficult to think about until the snow and ice are gone. We are such finicky people; we cannot wait for the first snowfall of winter, then tire of it by March. Guess it proves we are easily bored with things that stay around too long. Spring break-up is so inhospitable, but if you wait a minute, the first sign of shoots sprouting through the thick leaf mulch is a sure....
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