July 6th 2006 4:20 pm
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Wow! Am I ever whacked! I just got back from a four-day truck-camping trip with my dear Boss and his visiting friend from Catalunya, Ramon! We drove up to Dawson City, and then to Tombstone Park on the Dempster Highway, and finally to Keno City and Keno Summit. It was all interesting, and Keno Summit was gorgeous. An awful lot of new experiences for me, though!
First I had to travel in the cab of the truck sitting with Tonya between Boss and Ramon -- and I wasn't sure about being that close to a guy I hardly know! But I had to get used to it. And when Ramon took my leech and Boss took Tonya, I wasn't too sure about that either. But really, he turned out to be a great guy. A good thing, when I had to go about twelve hunnerd kliks with him -- what a LONG trip!
Keno Summit was another world -- you could see for miles and miles from up there, and there were big snowbanks that weren't even melted at the end of June, and huge heaps of busted rock where I had to be real careful not to hurt my legs and feet. And little rock pikas like short-eared bunnies scolding at us and running real fast across the rocks. I got so tired that I finally crashed in the mosses and alpine flowers and had a nap.
We visited several places where I'm SURE our dear founder Arthur Walden must have gone, I could almost imagine I caught his scent at places like Dawson City, Montague Roadhouse, and Five Finger Rapids on the Yukon River. I hope Boss will put some of my pickers on here, 'coz he and Ramon took lotsa photos.
But I tell ya, I was never so happy as when we got down out of the truck in the parking lot at Seppala Kennels again, and I heard all my Seppala frien's barkin' at us! East, west, HOME's best!
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