Originally Posted by philny1
My adventure has begun, my gear is in Aniak AK. I shipped three boxes from western NY on monday the 13th, they made Aniak in two days . There on the 15th. Postal system how great it is, when it works.
Best $169.00 I've ever spent, now I don't have to sweat the airlines misplacing my rifle and gear as they have in the past.
Called up there yesyerday and spoke with the lady at the post office, had to confirm they were there. "These three big boxes are sure taking up alot of room in my little post office, hope some body picks them up soon." I assured her that I was that somebody and would see her Mon afternoon. "Its 60* up here", she told me. Heat wave, probably all the Eskimos are on the verge of melting.
Leaving Sunday noon for Anchorage via Pheoniz AZ arriving there around midnight. Layover in Anc. til noon Mon when I get my flight to Aniak. I'll probably spend most of that 12 hrs hanging around the brown bear mount in the terminal (trying not to drool). Anyone who has ever been to the Anc airport will know what I'm talking about. There is a full mount of a monster of a bear on display there.
This is my third time up for brown bear. If I don't score on this trip guess I'll give up. Go chase something else around for awhile!!
The Untinkable happened. Arrived in Aniak as scheduled, no one there to meet me, no messages, no idea what happened. There was no lodging in Aniak, no public transportation not a great deal of sympathy offered for my plight. Was able to call home, my wife e-mailed and called trying to contact my outfitter without success. Actually to date no one has contacted us.
Luckily a group of guys from TX, up there on a fishing trip showed. They had a charter and offered me a ride out.
Still trying to sort it out. If there was any legit reason for not showing up, equipement failure, accident, what ever, ya would think by now someone would realize there was a screw up and make an effort to contact me. I got home about 1:00 AM today totally ragged out after sixty plus hours of flying and hanging around airports.
Read about this but never though it happen to me.
For the record Wade Renfro's Alaska Adventures was my outfitter.