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About kikos_ndakwa

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    A Cherry Ghost
  • Birthday 09/15/1982

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    Juneau, Alaska
  • Interests
    Guitar, fly fishing, rock climbing.
  1. I live in Juneau (Southeast AK). My advice for anytime up around Anchorage is to spend it OUTSIDE of the city, if possible. If you're going to be around Anchorage, spend some time on the Kenai penninsula. Girdwood, Seward, and Homer are all great places to check out. Fairbanks has some fun hot springs that are fun to check out if you have the time. If you have to be in Anchorage, the Tony Knowles Costal trail is a nice trail. You run a good chance at a moose encounter and also some earthquake info. Also in Anchorage, check out the Alaska Native Heritage Center. It is a very interesting/informative center on all the different native peoples of Alaska, their lifestyles, and also real examples of the homes they'd live in. It's really humbling to see how people were able to survive in places like the North Slope. Denali is a must if you can. Are you planning on roadtripping everywhere? If so, it might be worth it for you to buy a Milepost. It's a really informative book in great detail on every little stretch of the Alaska Highway. I recently used it on my road trip from MN back up to AK. If time allows Kenai Fjords is amazing. And this may be another trip, but Southeast AK is amazing also. Have a great trip. Bring proper clothes- It can be summer-fall temps now, avoid cotton at all costs!!!
  2. Alaskan Winter Ale Style: English Olde Ale. Traditionally malty with the warming sensation of alcohol, Olde Ales are brewed in the fall as winter warmers. Flavor Profile: Brewed in the style of an English Olde Ale, this ale balances the sweet heady aroma of spruce tips with the clean crisp finish of noble hops. Its malty richness is complemented by the warming sensation of alcohol. History: From the seafaring adventurers of the 1700s to the homebrewers of today, adding spruce tips to beer has a rich history in Southeast Alaska. The tender new growth of Sitka spruce tips lends a delicious, yet subtly sweet floral aroma to tea, jelly and now Alaskan Winter Ale. Ingredients: Water, malt, hops and yeast with no adjuncts, no preservatives and no pasteurization. Our glacier-fed water originates in the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Ice Field. A complex blend of six malts including Pale, Wheat, Munich and caramelized malts. Prized Czechoslovakian Saaz hops and Sitka spruce tips. Recommendations: Perfect winter warmer by the fireside or an accompaniment to holiday fare. Serve with roast goose, turkey, ham or lamb. A nice complement to holiday breads pound cake, or apple pie. Specifications: Original Gravity: 1.066, ABW 5.12%, ABV 6.4%, Bitterness: 27 IBU, Color: 17 SRM
  3. This story was in Today's Juneau Empire. Definitely interesting, I wish more manufacturers would document their wood purchasing practices and sustainability efforts. http://juneauempire.com/stories/082806/sta_20060828016.shtml
  4. You should read "Blue Highways" by William Least Heat Moon. It's wonderful. Perfect for road trip preparation.
  5. haven't had the time lately to figure it out, so any help would be appreciated. thanks.
  6. 2 quick ones- kamera and sunken treasure
  7. the uncle tupelo page at gumbo pages offers a pretty good tab.
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