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This is the best thread I have read in a very long time.
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I certainly do envy you. If I had found AK at a younger age I'd still be there too. I was in Anchorage and traveled the Kenai Peninsula for 2 weeks in 2001. Have been looking for a reason to get back ever since. I'll never forget the color of the glacial ice and rivers. A blue that you have to see to believe.
Best of luck to ya
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Great adventure, great story, Oh to be young again.

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Dang Alex, I didnt realize what you were going through for all that! I hope the little bit I passed on, on our phone calls helped some. I wish I could have helped more! Pretty intense journey, and looks like you have some good friends!
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Alex thanks for sharing, you are an inspiration to all seeking adventure.
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Looks like a great adventure you had there. Keep the camera with you so we can see more of your adventures as you go through life.

How the heck can you stand in the snow with no socks with those shoes?
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I understand that many people may be mumbling to themselves that I am a dumb young kid who doesn't know better.
I beg to differ. There MIGHT be a few, but "many"?

I read a story like this and it reminds me of the true American spirit. Where we do as much as we can on our own, with friends helping where they can, but not relying on some one (or some entity...coughgovernmentcough), to bail us out or create another social program.

You got it DONE, son! Good freaking job!

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I almost spit my beer out looking at that citation. That was some funny chit there. Declaration of independence.
I had the same reaction. Well, except I read it this morning so mine involved coffee!

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I A blue that you have to see to believe.
Aint that the truth!

Quick, I sure wish I coulda been there with you on that last river crossing!

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Dude this has to be the coolest story i have seen in a while. i cannot believe this, i bookmarked this page. my buddy and i go on trips like this, drove to RI one day after school 6 hours just to go kayakin the next day and still make it back for dinner.

this is the coolest thing i have ever seen serisouly
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absolutely reps are in order for him. great story.
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Alex,

Your story kept me on the edge of my seat. Reps sent.

When you were stuck on the wrong side of the river I thought of Jon Krakauer's book "Into the Wild". It's a must read.

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