Successful hunt

Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2001

Having left Juneau over 10 years ago, I had forgotten the generosity and hospitality that is so prevalent here. Mike Higgs and I started up the Taku for some moose hunting on Friday, Sept. 29. After a tangle with a sand bar, our outboard jet suffered from overheating that could not be corrected readily. Bill Corbus and this paper's publisher graciously hauled us into the Taku Lodge where we were greeted with five star hospitality. As a past resident of Juneau, I realize that many locals do not know the jewel of a wilderness experience that the lodge offers. Combined with the gourmet meals and setting in front of a glacier, Kenny Ward offers an experience that should not be overlooked. Our trip continued Saturday, and after another encounter with a sand bar we were again traveling at half speed when Bill Corbus again came to our rescue with the aid of Gordon Hallum who housed us and provided better transportation for our hunt. We did not take a moose, but we had a remarkably successful hunt! Thanks to all who provided this Alaskan hospitality.

Tom Spicher

Ferndale, Washington

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