Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Frozen stone people
So here is a picture of the top of the hill from my last skiing adventure. Again, there is absolutely no wind in this picture, which is very very rare. Still, if anyone is getting a little warm in the midst of the unseasonable weather we are having in the lower 48, just pull this picture up and you will hopefully start cooling down immediately.
The stone people, occupy the top of the mountain, supposedly where the little people live as well. If you recall from one of my earlier posts, the little people are tricky, thieving, little people that live in the cracks of the rocks and come out when it is dusk or dark. This time of the year, we didn't really have to worry about them. Hopefully they are deep in their little caves eating frozen seagulls or musk ox patties. This is just a close up of the stone people. The stone people were built by the earliest inhabitants of the area in order to help them herd Musk Ox. Apparently Musk Ox are not so smart and thought the stone structures were actually people and they ran away from them back towards the real people with guns. Silly Musk Ox. There were several students and teachers that left Toksook today in order to go to Chefornak to get their Musk Ox tags so they can hunt them this winter. Apparently there are only 35 tags available, so they have a drawing and you have to be there to get your tag. Otherwise you go Musk Oxless for the winter. My goal is to see one.......from pretty far away. They do charge and I'm not that fast on my skis.
Anyway, make sure you lock your doors at night and hide all your valuable possessions. There may be little people watching.
Talk to you soon,