Picts of my home....
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Thread: Picts of my home....

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    Picts of my home....

    Ok here are some picts of the house...(Outside...LOL). and hanger.....
    looking at house from the drive way

    Garage where the Goose is being stored until i can start putting her back together.

    And the Hanger where the cars, snowmobiles and snow cat are parked with the Husky.....

    And an Aerial view of the area.....My home is over by the lake. And you can see our secondary strip to the right, below.....
    SoCal Y22......North Pole, Alaska

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    Nice. Do you fly the Husky from the secondary strip?

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    Only when the main strip is down.
    Last year the secondary was used for forestry service to fight fires
    SoCal Y22......North Pole, Alaska

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    You may or may not know this, but I'm curious. Many years ago, was that airstrip owned by Greg Clayton?

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    I'm not sure. I've only lived here for 2 years
    SoCal Y22......North Pole, Alaska

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    That's a really nice home and surrounds. You are lucky to live in such a beautiful area.
    "Try to stay in the middle of the air. Do not go near the edges of it. The edges of the air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there".

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    I wasn't sure of what to expect when you said "Picts". I was fully expecting your home had been overrun by blue painted Scotsmen.

    Nice place.
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    Just A Bit of History


    Even though I'm long in tooth and short on memory, I'm pretty sure that was Greg Clayton's
    place back in 1990. His house was just west of the north end of the runway.

    On my only trip to Alaska, I had the great good fortune of being introduced to him and
    arranged a two hour flight in his Lake amphibian.

    We headed south and landed on both of the Blair lakes. From there we headed southwest, then
    west down in a canyon. Saw moose on the lakes and Dall sheep along the canyon. From
    there we headed north and followed the Wood River to the Chena River, Along those we saw
    a huge dredge at an abandoned mining site and were fascinated by the many windmill style
    fish traps along the river.

    From there it was east toward Fairbanks, and then followed part of the pipeline south and
    headed back.

    It was the most interesting flight I have ever taken!

    You're really lucky to live where you do.

    What an amazing place.

    As a footnote:
    Clayton's parents played notable roles in Alaskan aviation history. His mother, Virginia
    Clayton, was a Navy pilot instructor in the early forties. Nice work for a female in the early
    forties. His dad, George Clayton, was actually trained by Virginia and they later married. He made a name for himself as one of Alaska's early mail pilots delivering mail up and down the Kuskokwim River. Later in his career, he went onto fly commercial jets between Anchorage and Seattle.

    Thank you for posting the photos of your place which triggered the chance to reminicse a bit.

    You live in a fantastic neighborhood!


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    NP bud. I love it up here, and still am amazed when i wake in the mornings and look out my porch.....WOODS-WOODS-WOODS everywhere.....
    Not to mention the wildlife....
    SoCal Y22......North Pole, Alaska

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