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Owens Never Sleeps
07-23-2004, 07:23 PM
Ok, I'm still weeding through photos, but I figured I should hang something soon so here it be.

Kings and Corn was epic - as I expected it to be. It was definitely a bit different running the show as opposed to coming as a guest. A hell of a lot of work, but damn fun work!

The run of King Salmon in the area was a bumper crop this year and we were able to take the show far beyond the Talachulitna river, dropping into creeks we've always wanted to pork. The camp and the creeks were absolutely crawling with bears. We had to resort to using rubber buck shot riot rounds in camps just to get the damn things attention. All of us had our tents ripped up and we had to chase out the damn bears on a nightly basis. I got at a little bit too close of a conflict with a blackie and had to tag him in the face with a full blown louieville wind up with a three foot garden spade.

The weather was in the mid-eighties and we had to drill further back into the Alaska Range than ever before just to get at the good snow. The result was a ton of first descents and really big chutes and couloirs.

As always, good times, good food, good liquor and a lot of very out of hand partying were had by all.

Pics are below...

https://www.tetongravity.com/usergalleries/albums/userpics/10001/normal_kk04a.jpg

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Owens Never Sleeps
07-23-2004, 07:24 PM
More pics.....

https://www.tetongravity.com/usergalleries/albums/userpics/10001/normal_kk04k.jpg

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This End Up
07-23-2004, 07:32 PM
FKNA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Trackhead
07-23-2004, 07:37 PM
Shotguns, carnivoric predators, helicopters, and corn.

Sounds like a good time.

Hayduke
07-23-2004, 07:44 PM
Originally posted by Owens Never Sleeps
The weather was in the mid-eighties and we had to drill further back into the Alaska Range than----- ever before just to get at the good snow. ----- The result was a ton of first descents and really big chutes and couloirs.


sign of the times?

Awesome trip though.

Owens Never Sleeps
07-23-2004, 07:47 PM
Originally posted by Hayduke
sign of the times?

Not necessarily -- Alaska as a whole has just had an uncharacteristcally hot summer. Last year we had more than 10 feet of snow in the valleys.

Hayduke
07-23-2004, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by Owens Never Sleeps
Not necessarily -- Alaska as a whole has just had an uncharacteristcally hot summer. Last year we had more than 10 feet of snow in the valleys.

Do you wonder about it though?

It looks like a great time you guys had. My old man's birthday's coming up. He lived/fished all over the western highlands of Scotland all his life and seen the salmon stocks decline something chronic over the years. I'll get him over to you to to sample the goods...

Tippster
07-23-2004, 11:19 PM
I

Want

Your

Job.

(I may just have to go "Talented Mr. Ripley" on your ass) :D :D

Arty50
07-23-2004, 11:54 PM
I hate you. :D

ak_powder_monkey
07-24-2004, 12:41 AM
Dear ONS

I hate you

thanks for taking lots of pictures

AKPM

ak_powder_monkey
07-24-2004, 12:50 AM
;););)


Dude kings are a dime a dozen bows like that only come once in a while, please tell me you got some bows..

Max Gosey
07-24-2004, 01:20 AM
ONS... what was this time frame (I know recent, but it can't have been in July... can it?)?

Sweet TR, man. Solid.

ak_powder_monkey
07-24-2004, 01:31 AM
Originally posted by Max Gosey
ONS... what was this time frame (I know recent, but it can't have been in July... can it?)?

Sweet TR, man. Solid.

We sent a bunch of jet fuel out there for the heli last week...

Max Gosey
07-24-2004, 01:34 AM
Err, wow. Now I DEFINITELY envy this man. Not that I didn't before though, of course... ;)

Salmon and snow: the perfect late summer combination.

Owens Never Sleeps
07-24-2004, 03:33 AM
Originally posted by Max Gosey
ONS... what was this time frame (I know recent, but it can't have been in July... can it?)?

Sweet TR, man. Solid.

We went from June 14 through July 5.

Svengali
07-24-2004, 06:10 AM
screw the Chinookies---we want to see pics of the nookie (dancers)that flew out there!!!!!!
glad you had a "nice "time!

vinzclortho
07-24-2004, 08:45 AM
awesome pics man. I'm gonna go ahead and just give you "BEST TR" award. Nothing has come close in months...possibly years. any pics of a landed "king"? I remember the pic from last year and they were fucking huge. anyways, glad you had a killah time, bagged some snow and slayed some fish. You deserve it

truth
07-24-2004, 09:56 AM
Originally posted by Owens Never Sleeps
We went from June 14 through July 5.


Okay...NOW I hate you.


Sweet pics C.


https://www.tetongravity.com/usergalleries/albums/userpics/10001/normal_kk04j.jpg

This one in particular struck me as heaven on earth.

mr_gyptian
07-24-2004, 10:00 AM
what's the math?

I know I asked the above last year, but we're in the early stages of putting a trip out of Langley, BC together.


oh, and out of curiosity, how was the 4th?

subtle plague
07-24-2004, 01:49 PM
is it just me or does alaska have a really hot summer this year ?
the mountains look pretty bare considering the fact that everything is glacial terrain.......

ak_powder_monkey
07-24-2004, 01:54 PM
Originally posted by subtle plague
is it just me or does alaska have a really hot summer this year ?
the mountains look pretty bare considering the fact that everything is glacial terrain.......

Its been sooo freaking hot lately, we got about a third of the snow the year before last and there was plenty of coverage in a few places in July that have no snow now, and didn't in June, also the rivers that aren't glacial are sooooo freaking low, salmon can't spawn its terrible the glacial rivers are really really high (you make to conection)

Clack
07-24-2004, 07:11 PM
That little raft trip out of Denali has got to be rocking right now.

G
07-25-2004, 02:28 AM
Originally posted by monster dump.
That little raft trip out of Denali has got to be rocking right now.


It's Been running at about 5000 to 6000 C.F.S. lately. -- Good stuff.


I was working there as a guide some years ago, when it was running at 8000 to 10,000 CFS. Holeee Sheiot, what a ride.:D

dewey
07-26-2004, 09:05 AM
Holy Shit.

supercastor
07-26-2004, 09:40 AM
Sharing salmons with wet stinky bears,
riding summer snow under blue skies,
getting cold at night in july,
*This* is life :)

INDY GS
07-26-2004, 11:18 AM
I HEART AK....I ENVY ONS.

Owens Never Sleeps
07-26-2004, 01:50 PM
Originally posted by mr_gyptian
what's the math?

I know I asked the above last year, but we're in the early stages of putting a trip out of Langley, BC together.


oh, and out of curiosity, how was the 4th?

It runs $6K for the week.

P!NK_polez_Boi
04-19-2009, 07:59 PM
Sweet trip man, when was this?