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 Post subject: Crossing Kodiak Island
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 10:00 pm 
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I just did a solo 3-day trip across Kodiak Island. It is a route I have hiked in the summer before, but with a stretch of good weather this spring I decided it might make a fun tour on my split. I was in pure travel mode and didn't try to bag any peaks or seek big lines (especially since I was alone). I just used my split as an efficient way to follow the spine of Kodiak Island from the village of Old Harbor back to my home in Kodiak. Enjoy.

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Kodiak Island
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 11:20 pm 
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Absolutely amazing. I really should head up a month or two before fishing season with my split next summer.

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Kodiak Island
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 11:41 pm 
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Great solo action

What are those snow anchors?

Home made?

What size ultra craft are you on?

Looks like ozzie snow conditions!

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Kodiak Island
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 12:05 am 
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firstlight wrote:
What are those snow anchors?

Home made?

What size ultra craft are you on?

The anchors are some 2 liter silnylon stuff sacks I sewed a loop of webbing around and tied a length of cord to. So yes, somewhat home made. They hold amazingly well, weigh nothing, are easy to dig out, shake clean of snow, are not likely to be damaged by your shovel when you go to extract them, and only cost a couple of bucks. A win on every front.

I think there may only be one size of Ultracraft (not positive). It's a 156. It rides like my 163 Solution.

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Kodiak Island
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 1:53 am 
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Such an awesome video. Very well done, especially considering you filmed all of that by yourself in just 3 days.

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Kodiak Island
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 6:06 am 
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Really Nice video. Thanks for your hard work. it shows

Question- Whats the wildlife threat on a trip like this in Alaska? Do you carry a gun? Just wondering if thats part of your equipment checkoff list ?


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Very Cool!

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Pretty Sweet Philip! Nice video editing and shots. Hard to believe you did it solo with all those great shots. I guess that means not only did you cover a lot of ground in three days, but you had to cover a lot of ground twice! Really cool. Thanks for sharing. :thumpsup:


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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Kodiak Island
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TEX wrote:
Whats the wildlife threat on a trip like this in Alaska? Do you carry a gun? Just wondering if thats part of your equipment checkoff list ?

I have lived and backcountry traveled in Kodiak and south central AK for 25 years, and all I carry is bear spray. We have lots of Kodiak brown bears, obviously, but they tend to be wary of humans and generally quite well behaved. No other scary critters here on the islands unless you count the bugs, and even those aren't bad by AK standards. :)

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Nice. You've got the solo filming dialed. :thumbsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Kodiak Island
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 8:31 am 
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For comparison purposes, here is the summer version of the same trip. I tried to get some similar shots on both trips, so you may recognize a few locations.

http://vimeo.com/70740983



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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Kodiak Island
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WOW! great video. thanks for the entertainment.


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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Kodiak Island
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 11:33 am 
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Amazing solo trip, well done. As someone who prefers stills over go pros and doesn't get why people ruin runs with the selfie on a stick vids, I gotta say the way you used your camera and footage were awesome and made for a really great watch.


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