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Coming down the final stretch before Winter,...

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by Alaska Boss, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Well, here we sit on the downhill side of September,.... with just a short time left before things could change almost overnight,.... (2 years ago, I started plowing in 11 days from today!!),... altho freeze-up is still at least a month off under normal conditions. We've had at least a week & a half of cloud-free days, which have been just beautiful around here. Our peak fall colors are behind us now by at least a week or two,... with many trees completely bare already,... and even tho I didn't take as many pictures of the changing colors as I would have liked, I did take a few. It freezes pretty hard every night,... with ice on everything in the mornings,... I think 22° F (approx -12° C) is the coldest I've seen to this point so far,... many of the birds have already left for the warmer south lands,... and I saw a rabbit yesterday that has white feet already as well. Anyways,.... here's a few snaps of what it looked like around here in the past week or two,... :waving:

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  2. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    This is what you'd see driving the highway around here lately,....

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  3. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    More along the road,... (they seem a little fuzzy looking thru the windshield,... :dizzy:)

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  4. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Getting off the roads is great too,.. when the weather is like this,.... prsport

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  5. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Of course,.... this is the time of year when you gotta get your groceries in the freezer too,... (brother with his moose from a couple days ago)

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  6. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Not too much snow right now below about the 8,000 foot level, or so, of the mountains, but that will soon change,.... :nod:

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  7. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    About the only place you'll find any fresh snow lower than that right now, is around a glacier,... where the whole valley is full of ice,.. which will drop the air temps down more than other places,... and bring the snow line farther down the mountains,...

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  8. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    But the upper halves of the tallest mountains around here are already locked into winter-time,...

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  9. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    So,.. that's about it for now,.... if you don't start getting pumped when you see the seasons change,... then maybe you're in the wrong business,.... :drinkup::waving::salute:

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  10. TheBossMan2000

    TheBossMan2000 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    wow...amazing pictures. I cant wait until those colors hit peak around here. just started changing. Winter is definitely coming fast...Awesome moose too.
     
  11. risin187

    risin187 Member
    Messages: 57

    amazing

    The photos you take are amazing! I can't wait for the white stuff here, I wished it snowed in september. payup
     
  12. justinizzi

    justinizzi Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    I love the pic's what a nice place to live. How much snow do you get up there every year.
     
  13. gkm

    gkm Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    as always great pics makes me want to visit your great state more and more!ussmileyflag
     
  14. bru z71

    bru z71 Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    nice hunting season in mass. doesnt start till oct. 18 but congrates looks like a great moose


     
  15. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,642

    looking good! when i was headed to fairbanks and back laborday weekend i saw lots of great fall colors. i've wanted to head over your way for along time as i've never been but maybe next year.

    right now im just waiting for PFDs so i can get some new snow tires on the new daily drivers...hope it snow doesnt come for awhile down here lol
     
  16. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,508

    Its just not fair btw how do you guys like the no tax deal up there that ive heard about
     
  17. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
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    talking about sales tax? ifso it depends where you go. some citys have it some dont. i've been born and raised with no sales tax so when i go somewhere that has it i'm like WTF lol
     
  18. the new boss 92

    the new boss 92 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,989

    once again great pictures,when you thinking you will have your first plowable event?And what kind of gun do you use to killa moose?
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2010
  19. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
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    im interested in what kinda gun also haha great pics wish i could pack up and move alaska is my kinda place
     
  20. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    First plowable snowfall is usually in the 2nd half of October,.... we may get 6", 8" 10" or more before that,... but until the ground is froze up solid & people have packed down a little bit of a base, I hate to dig up dirt & gravel from people's yards & driveways.

    Probably the most common cartridge for moose is the 'ole 30-06,... since it's a good compromise for moose, caribou, black bears, etc. But I have friends who use 7mm's, .270's, etc for moose, which is fine if the shot is well-placed, but others use 300 mags, and even .338's, just to make sure it goes down the first time,... and right away,... many times moose are hanging out right on the edges of ponds, lakes, rivers, etc., and if it has time to jump in & swim out in the middle before it dies,... you will, from that day on, make doubly sure that you do not repeat that senerio again,... :cry::gunsfiring:



    Thought I would add another picture from the hood of my old truck from today,.... and even tho it's not snow,... it is frozen white stuff,... :bluebounc

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