Skip to comments.Wolves stealing Yukon Quest trail markers
Posted on 02/11/2012 7:37:22 PM PST by redpoll
DAWSON CITY, Yukon - There are a lot of problems that can befall trail markers treacherous conditions, dangerous overflow, deep snow and trails littered with fallen brush.
But an unexpected challenge for the Canadian Rangers who broke the Yukon Quest trail in Canada? Wolves stealing trail markers.
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Love Alaska. Not for me. Been there, done that, got the wrist band from the hospital. I'll stick with cactus and rattlesnakes (pun intended). At least I know the steps to deal with those threats. ;)
Canines will be canines.
When my Weimaraner, now 5 years old, was about a year and a half old, he took a brief, unauthorized trip around the neighborhood, and returned with a “gift” for me: a survey stake, orange survey tape still attached, which he had pulled out of the ground from the lot next door, where construction of a house was soon to begin. I’m guessing the surveyors and contractors were none too happy, as they likely had to resurvey a couple of points.
Every time our Blue Heeler gets out, she comes back with ‘treasures’ she neatly organizes in the mud room where she sleeps. The last one was someone’s garden gnome.
Nah - I’m sure they “eye-ball’em(sic) em in” Navy vets will understand what I’m referring to most likely.
Because of hospitalization, other commitments, etc. I have been prevented from going to Alaska on several trips with family, friends, colleagues, etc.
When they got back from their trips and showed their videos it seemed like there never was a full-sunshine bright sunny day. Many days were almost totally overcast, or had just a hint of sunshine, but never a bright cheerful sunny day. It often looked windy and drizzly, too. I noticed the same thing last summer in the “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” series she did. It struck me as being very depressing.
That dreary stuff does not tempt me at all.
That was just a lie spread by his enemies. We now know that George W. Bush was removing the markers.
Are they making the trail markers out of bacon?
when the wolves start taking the markers, and rearrangeing them to point to their lairs....then we are in serious trouble!!!
why on earth would you ever allow your dog to violate someone else's property????? I love dogs and cats, but ONLY when they are properly supervised, and that does not mean when they are walked to do their thing on someone else's land. That's what a .22 with a scope is for.
Scientists now class the wolf and the domestic dog as the same species. (The same has not been done for the domestic cat and any wild species. So cats are special. Nyaa.) Seems logical enough that anything that might be subject to dog mischief, would be subject to wolf mischief.
If Gracchus was using paper/papyrus as part of the marker, he was asking for it. Dogs/wolves usually don’t bother stones, however.
This WAS summertime......that’s why I was so disappointed to see the constant dreary weather. Land of the Midnight Sun? Land of the Midnight Mostly Overcast might be more accurate.
I WISH I could see evidence that I’m WRONG. I’m intrigued by the THOUGHT of Alaska. I even memorized several poems by Robert Service about the Yukon and Alaska, and the Gold Rush. I checked into Real Estate For Sale in Wasilla. But the pix I saw of the WEATHER did NOT charm me at all.
The sweet little girl and the mess of fish are very nice....but.....please forgive me..... the sun doesn’t look bright enough to even cast much of a shadow.
In the 2009 move "The Proposal" there was a scene in which the family (living in Alaska) had heavy shades on the windows of the house especially around the bedroom. This was so they could still get a decent night's sleep during those endless sunny summer nights.
Mebbe a sequel to Stephen King’s “Pet Semetary”?
The sun seems to be way over on the left based on the hill shadows. Her own shadow mostly falls on that lake water.
Yes. You’re right. I remember that scene........and I honestly don’t remember another bright sunny scene in the whole movie. Sandy Bullock lit up the screen, though. ;o)
Easily resolved with metal or concrete marker.
Easily resolved with a metal or concrete marker.
I’d have to guess it might have something to do with a male lifting its leg and marking, and another competing male coming alon....
kinda like at a Liberal gay bar.....
THe Quest moved through here on Tues-Wed. Wolves pulling markers has been occurring for many years. I see more wolves along river every year too.
I see new people every Spring, going to live off the land, do it all; by following March, they are packed waiting for road to open so they can head for the border, ha. Alaska sure ain't for everybody and I'm glad of that. The minus 60 for a couple weeks doesn't bother me all that much. When I go into Fairbanks and see all the people, houses, traffic, congestion, just all the filth; now that bothers me. I couldn't imagine the lower 48 after all these years out here; guess I've found the place that makes me happy & complete.
Never, never make trail markers out of wool. Jeez...
It’s sweater weather up here in Fairbanks. :-) Won’t last long. :-(
Couple years ago the family took a jeep to S.W. Colorado and drove Big Red.
Using fire trails we were three thousand feet above the timber line.
There were markers at various intersections but none led to where they indicated.
We finally made it to Ouray after dark and at the motel the clerk told us the local kids would go up on the mountain and either steal the signs or turn them so as to have touristas go the wrong way usually dozens of milse from anything other than ice flows.
This WAS summertime......thats why I was so disappointed to see the constant dreary weather. Land of the Midnight Sun? Land of the Midnight Mostly Overcast might be more accurate.Don't that just beat all? After reading your first post I immediately typed in a search for The Cremation of Sam McGee and here you go mentioning Mr.Service in the next post I read just after my search completes.
I WISH I could see evidence that Im WRONG. Im intrigued by the THOUGHT of Alaska. I even memorized several poems by Robert Service about the Yukon and Alaska, and the Gold Rush. I checked into Real Estate For Sale in Wasilla. But the pix I saw of the WEATHER did NOT charm me at all.
The sweet little girl and the mess of fish are very nice....but.....please forgive me..... the sun doesnt look bright enough to even cast much of a shadow.
For the record........ Dawson City is in the Yukon, not Alaska.
I know, I know, it’s all up there, but like Iran and Iraq, there are real actual differences that are both over there
“When my Weimaraner, now 5 years old, was about a year and a half old, he took a brief, unauthorized trip around the neighborhood, and returned with a gift for me: a survey stake, orange survey tape still attached, which he had pulled out of the ground from the lot next door, where construction of a house was soon to begin.”
I trained my Golden Retriever to fetch the paper. One Sunday I got up and he had “fetched” about 10 of my neighbors papers. I got to play paperboy that morning.
Ahhhh.....new speeding ticket defense......the wolves hate traffic signs and were covering up the speed limit signs.
“Honest Officer, I didn’t know the speed limit was 55 here. I haven’t seen any speed limit signs. Wait a minute.....was that a pack of wolves covering up a sign a couple of miles back? At first, I thought it was a bunch of cheerleader dogs making a pyramid.”
Not on purpose. She is extremely smart and has even learned to turn a dead bolt or pop the latch on the gate in the back yard. Luckily this is a small gated neighborhood and my neighbors and I just get a laugh out of it.
Welcome to Seattle.
My “Baby Brother” and his family live in Seattle. I have visited several times, and like it. Although it does rain quite a bit, there are also many sunny days......unlike my impression of AK, where it never quite seems able to squeeze out a TOTALLY bright and sunny day. I don’t even mind big white puffy clouds. We get lottsa’ them here in Pennsyltucky.....but BETWEEN the clouds there are periods of bright sunshine. Thanks for the reply.
We finally made it to Ouray after dark...
I remember elk hunting up that way and the
christmas lights of Ouray looked just like
some swiss village from where we were up on
the ridge. We were drop camped the next valley
over under the China wall.
Real pretty, real rugged country up there.
Can’t imagine digging in a small tunnel for silver there a hundred years ago or so.
Well, Wasilla is mostly overcast, that is why the temp is moderate in the winter. A ring of mountains capture the warm air from the sound. It puts a cloud cap on the valley and traps the warm air in.
Yep, sun is not as bright. Thats Alaska for ya.
Best not come up, Alaska gets in your blood and you might find yourself happily trapped up here.
I got 35 Coho last year... In one day... Dipnetting...
BWAhahahaha. I love it! Had two moose sleeping in the neighbors yard this morning. Ever eaten moose?
Oh, my... better than beef!
Nah - Im sure they eye-ballem(sic) em in Navy vets will understand what Im referring to most likely.
Nah the hole in the ground will still be there.
And a 30-06 is for any neighbor that shoots my dog. I live in middle TN, if you do also, move!
put a baby bottle nipple over the end of the .22. It makes no noise whatsoever, dog just falls over dead. Now, in your yard it is perfectly safe, in my yard it is in imminent danger.