John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: Alaska 4th of July Week Long Celebrations and Dueling Moose

Alaska 4th of July Week Long Celebrations and Dueling Moose

My friend Kimberly is back in Wrangell, Alaska now with the Coast Guard and took these wonderfull photos of the 4th of July week long party they have up there. The temp was in the 70's! She said they take the weekend to recover :-) I kind of embellished a coulpe of photos :-)

4th of July Alaska

 Biker Parade.

 Biker Parade

 Alaska 4th of July Veteran.

Alaska Veteran 

 What would you do?

Alaska Survival 

Alaska Sports Moose! 

Alaska Moose

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Comment balloon 8 commentsJohn Mayer • July 12 2013 12:54PM

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Neat pictures to capture the spirit of Alaska.  My sister lived in Alaska for many years, including the 1960s, when they had the devastating earthquake up there.  She told me that during the quake, they stood in the back doorway, looking out toward the back part of their land.  A moose became so angry that a tree was moving he was standing near, that he kept head butting it!  Apparently, Moose aren't the most mild mannered of beasts.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 6 years ago

John, Those are some great photos!  The embellishments are nice too!  Have a great Saturday!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 6 years ago

Myrl - Moose can be very dangerous when agitated. That's why Canadians (and Alaskans) carry guns in the woods. It's best to move away but if you can't........

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 6 years ago

Thanks Tony and Darcy - I'll be throwing horseshoes at 2pm Sat. Have a great weekend!  

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 6 years ago

Hi John,

Alaska is my favorite all-time place to go visit and planning another trip there in a year but this time in a Jeep Cherokee instead of on buses, ships and planes. I think the pictures are fabulous and very festive for the 4th. Love the biker parade! I agree with Myrl's statement about Moose. Everything I read and have been told while up there is that Moose are more dangerous than bears and can take down a bear so are usually not bothered. Same with wolves, unless a huge pack because the moose usually wins. They look so sweet just hanging around or loping down the street so casually.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 6 years ago

John,

Visiting Alaska has always been on my bucket list. One of the few States I never made it to when I travelled a lot for business.

Rich

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 6 years ago

Hi Kristin - That's why everyone carries guns in Alaska. It can be a matter of survival. I hope you have fun on your planned trip and take lots of photos. I came accross a small wolf pack while hunting in Ontario, Canada years ago but I had my trusty double barelled 12 gauge shotgun which I reloaded with deer shot. I guess they didn't sense any fear from me and passed by without incident.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 6 years ago

Go for it Rich! There might not be many bikinis but I'm sure there's lots of bear rugs, fireplaces and good wine.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 6 years ago

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