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Hello from Talkeetna Mountains Alaska

 
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New guy here. Been living off grid for three years in the Talkeetna Mountains of Alaska. Awesome cabin setup on 12.5 acres and spectacular view of Denali.

 
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Welcome! Nice Place!
 
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How's the wind up on top of that mountain?
 
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Joseph Lofthouse wrote:How's the wind up on top of that mountain?



Very stout on occasions. The cabin is built on a huge rock and the foundation is anchored with 12 bored holes in the rock. Its sustained winds up to 100 mph many times. The roof is also cabled to the rock on all four corners. Speaking of wind I lost a snow shovel and generator cover last night, blew away in 40 mph winds. Might not find either until May-June when the snow melts.
 
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I love the metal roofs on the buildings. I bet that helps a lot with avoiding snow accumulation.
 
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Yes the metal roof lets snow slide right off. The winds help also.

 
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Spectacular!  Welcome Aboard.
 
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I had an attached photo but had issues with it. Here’s two more.

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My Mount Denali View
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My Home
 
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How far are you from talkeetna?
 
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Is helicopter your only access!  I think I also see quad tracks in your alpine, but didn't see any roads or vehicles.
 
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Roberto pokachinni wrote:Is helicopter your only access!  I think I also see quad tracks in your alpine, but didn't see any roads or vehicles.



Helicopter, plane (skis or floats) and snow machine access only. You can hike in and out but need a pack-raft. My ATV can only go between the cabin and lake. It was disassembled and flown out, then reassembled.
 
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Sounds pretty isolated.  Do you live there by yourself.  All year?  Pretty spectacular looking pad, man.  I'm jealous.
 
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Yes I live there by myself. Not much left to do other than a few improvements.

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View of the Alaskan Range and Mt Denali
 
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