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The Alaska Cabin

Aaron and I were fortunate to come across a slice of heaven in Alaska.  We jumped head first into building a log cabin with literally no experience.  We've documented most of the building process with pictures and some stories and descriptions.  Building a log cabin is no easy task, but it certainly is rewarding and enjoyable! 

   

Alaska Timber Frame Tower

We built a timber frame home starting in August of 2009 and completed it the fall of 2010...We passed our home on to some friends in Bear Valley who will appreciate it just as much as we did! Hard to say goodbye to something we put so much effort and heart into....but until the next project.

   

Alaska Hunting

Hunting in Alaska has been quite an adventure for us!  I wasn't a hunter prior to moving to Alaska, but have found that I am quite passionate about it now!  We've documented many of our hunts, both successful and unsuccessful, with pictures and stories on the following pages.  Come along for some Alaska Yukon moose hunting, black bear hunting, and caribou hunting.  We haven't hunted in a few years because of the house projects and babies...but we finally did a little in again in 2012

   
2015 Montana Living and Outdoor Adventures

And then there were 3........Coming soon

   
2014 Montana Living and Outdoor Adventures

Settling in to Montana living with two littles. We've spent lots of time exploring the woods around the Flathead Valley and of course lots of time is spent with our family. Life is slower but oh so sweet!

   

2013 Alaska to Montana...the big Move again!

We welcomed a sweet little girl into our family June 17, 2013...Hannah Claire Bork, and one month later we moved back home to Montana. I hate to even confess the move, as my heart is in Alaska, but it's where God has us for now and I find comfort in that.  It's a blessing to see Luke falling in Love with all his family.

   

2013 Winter/Spring Alaska Living & Outdoors

Now that we have figured out this outdoor thing with one child, we are adding number two to our family. We are expecting a little girl in June 2013.  The logistics of our adventures are constantly changing!

 

   

2012 Alaska Living & Outdoors

A year of learning how to maintain our outdoor lifestyle and still have a happy baby.  We did a lot this year including winter hiking, spring hiking, fishing in the summer, cabin trips, and now fall hiking with a one year old. Life has definitely changed for the Borks...but that doesn't mean its any less of an adventure!

 

   

2012 Spring Hiking and Camping with a Baby

Hiking is one thing with a baby, but backcountry camping is another adventure entirely. Our ultralight days of backpacking are over indeed, and only going to get heavier I'm afraid.  However, camping with a baby is a joy. Luke was 10 months on his first backcountry trip. 

   

Winter Hiking with a Baby in Alaska 2011-2012

The adventures and trials of hiking in the winter in Alaska with a baby.  We've learned a lot, and continue to learn about this outdoor parenting we are trying to do.  Through trial and error we've found what has worked for our little guy!  Hiking with an  infant less than a year of age is an adventure in itself!

   

2011 Alaska Outdoors & Living

2011 proved to be the biggest year of change for Aaron and I.  We welcomed a healthy baby boy, Luke, in August.   We are committed to keeping with our outdoor lifestyle...we just have to learn how Luke fits into our new adventures!

   

2010 Alaska Outdoor Adventures

We finally finished the Timber Frame in 2010.   We love it, but what a relief to be on to doing what we love to do...hiking and exploring Alaska.  It is nice to finally enjoy our home!  Here are a few memories from 2010.

   

Jarvis

We welcomed Jarvis to the family this spring. We took him home when he was just 8 weeks old. A yellow lab to show the malamutes how dogs are supposed to listen...(it hasn't really worked though).

   

2009 Alaska Outdoor Adventures

Time in the hills is always exciting! So many opportunities to see unusual things and find treasures.  We spent most of 2009 building the Timber Frame, but managed to do some spring hiking before the project began and did take a few breaks during the build for some sanity.

 

   

2008 Moving back to Alaska

A few pictures from the road trip back to Alaska.  A lot of pictures of hiking in Alaska, a trip to Homer, moose photos, and the fall colors in Alaska.  It's GREAT to be back.

 

   

Somers, MT Home Restoration Project

After purchasing a hundred year old house in Somers, MT we went to work remodeling from top to bottom.  It was a bit time consuming but a great learning experience.

 

   

2006 Haul Road Trip

Trip up the Dalton Highway with my folks in 2006. We saw a lot of wildlife including musk oxen, dall sheep, caribou, and moose. The scenery was incredible.

 

   

Alaska 2003-2004

We've come along way in our sense of adventure.  This was just the beginning of learning all about Alaska! 

   

Alaska Malamutes

We LOVE our Alaska Malamutes. We've been the proud parents of two malamutes.  They aren't the easiest pets, but we love them none the less!

   

Alaska Fishing

A few pictures and stories of successful fishing trips in Alaska.  Most of our trips were for salmon, both silvers and red.  Summer fishing trips with family are a normal in Alaska.

 

   

Montana Pictures (a few classics from back in the day)

Aaron and I are both from the Flathead Valley.  I grew up in Lakeside, MT and he grew up in Bigfork, MT.  It isn't a bad place at all to be from.  Most of our family still lives there!  It's a beautiful place.

   
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