TWENTY ONE MILE TRAIL 2012

First trail to open -- June 10, 2012

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This is part of the crew.



Seated in the side x side, Jimmy Murdock aged 13, and Ramon Gandia. Dr. Derrick Leedy and Glen Pardy, with Dog Sydney prancing around.

Picture © 2012 Sue Osborne

 


Jimmy and Ramon fudzing with something



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Seward Peninsula Railroad

This railroad was finished in 1913, goes from Nome to Bunker hill, about 75 miles north by rail. It was abandoned a few years later, but continued to serve into the 1960's. Around 1964, the rails were bought out to be put into service at Avalon Island, but were found weak.

The first few miles of rail are still in place, like here.

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Another crew, Martina Leedy. She is always the happy girl on the trips, her smile never falters!

Sue Osborne, who took these pictures ... we never got a picture of her. We'll try to fix that soon.

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Crossing the Seward Peninsula Ditch



This was deep snow, maybe six feet deep, but it was hard and firm, and the 6 x 6 Polaris Ranger belonging to Ramon did not have much trouble getting across.

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Jimmy takes over for a while

He had the time of his young life, and will likely ride with us on other trips this summer.

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Vista of the Twenty One Mile Trail .... and goodby!

Picture © 2012 Sue Osborne