We love finding new things in the wilds of Alaska. There are two special things Isaac and his dad are always looking for while flying around, caves and hot springs. This fall we found a cave better than any other we have found previously in Alaska. It appeared to be a big arch from the air. Isaac and Curt quickly found a spot to land nearby and hiked down to the Arch. They climbed down about 30 feet and explored what they thought was the bottom. Just before leaving they found a small dark hole barley big enough to shimmy though on their bellies. Of course they had to crawl down the hole and see where it went. They found the hole opened up after about 15 feet into a room the size of a small bedroom. The ceiling was full of crystals. There was one other room and three shafts branching off from the first room. So exciting!
Here is a collage of some fun pictures from this summer. They were taken around the Iliamna area. The bottom picture is of LOTS of Sockeye Salmon on the Upper Iliamna River.
September is always an exciting month. Isaac's dad came out again to help with flying. The weather was cool and made for great moose hunting. Our hunters worked hard and were rewarded with some amazing moose. There were 3 moose over 70" this season and 3 others that were close. We are all finshed and grateful for another safe season and freezers full of meat. We want to thank you hunters who came, worked hard and took care of the meat of the moose you harvested. You have left our family with great memories and stories.