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2020 is the 50th Anniversary of the Alaska State Parks system. Events will be held at all state parks throughout the year. The first one starts today down in Homer.
Check out the Alaska State Parks website for an event schedule.
Just think: No lines, no fighting over the last extra large, no pushing or shoving, or trying to find a parking spot.
Opt to go Outside and explore. Every trail leads to an adventure.
If you happen to be in or near Baraboo, Wisconsin, The Leopoldo Center is holding crane viewing events this weekend.
An early morning, September hike along the shoreline of Lake Erie.
Location: Rock Point Provincial Park; Camera: Leica M3; Film: Kodak 35mm Ektar 100
Alaska’s Denali Borough and Denali National Park have teamed up with REI’s #optoutside movement this post-Thanksgiving Friday. You won’t catch me in a store this weekend, but you might find me out on the trail.
See you outside. It should be close to 0F, plus or minus.
Alongside Lake Winnibigoshish in the Chippewa National Forest.
I rarely leave Alaska during the summer, but the fishing is supposedly quite good here. The Boys have already started to make 2019 Spring Walleye Plans.
The weather was incredibly nice for our time in the Chippewa. One day saw temps reach 68F. A campfire was still a requirement. S’mores were on the menu.
It should be noted: The fire was not started, nor fed, the Brazilian Way.
North of Toronto lies the large Algonquin Park. We drove up to spend a few days camping and exploring the area.
Since it is getting to be off season, there were plenty of sites to set up the two tents and the mini-RV for The Curator.
Lucas and I spent one day canoeing in the Park. It was a perfect day to be on the water: plenty of sunshine and just a slight breeze.
It’s a beautiful park, and the canoeing is excellent. One could spend weeks out traveling the canoe routes through Algonquin.
Heading out on the canoe expedition. Photo credit: The Curator
We were in town for hockey, but that never stopped us from checking out a new museum. “America on Wheels” is not a huge collection, but the $10 admission is well worth it, and the museum is a good way to kill a couple of hours before puck drop.
There are several exhibits, including “Guy’s Garage” above. A cool example of a late 1930’s to early 1940’s mechanic’s shop.
The view looking down from up in the grandstands.
Camping season is almost upon us.
This 1958 Hillegass V8 Chevrolet sprint car was an early, if not the first, Chevrolet to run against the Offys in Pennsylvania. The #22 ran at Williams Grove in 1958.
1929 Willys-Knight, Model 66B. Powered by a 255 cu in straight six, coupled to a three speed manual transmission.
A few of the paintings at “America on Wheels”
After I posted the photo of the converted bus from Jerome, I was reminded that I never followed through with pictures from my bus. I gutted the conversion that had previously been done, and then put it back together.
It did not turn out too bad. Three original seats remain: the driver’s and then two of the bench seats. The forced air oil heater has been replaced with a propane direct vent unit that does not require electricity. I considered a wood stove, but it took up a lot of room. The bus is wired for both 12v and 110, with a 100w solar panel on the roof. There are several 12v lights and one propane. The stove and fridge are also LP. The pitcher pump is plumbed to a 55 gallon poly barrel that is strapped to the bus underside.
Currently, the back of the bus has a futon, and the tools and materials are stored on the opposite wall.
The view from the front of the bus isn’t bad either.