Monday, July 2, 2012
Fat Albert - abandoned military surplus 6x6 truck along Rex Trail
I an convinced that Alaska would not be nearly so developed had it not been for "government surplus." At least in the Railbelt and Southcentral, military surplus vehicles and other equipment helped Alaskans survive. I see a fair number of old ex-military rigs when I'm out wandering the hills.
Rex used to be a stop on the Alaska Railroad. I think it used to be a railroad construction camp back in the 1920s. There is no settlement now, just several rural subdivisions, and the area is popular for moose hunting. The road is half-ways decent in dry weather, but a little rain can turn it into a quagmire. I'm sure the 6x6 truck was a necessity for some rural property owner.