I'm up at 3 am because the dogs at the farm next to me are going nuts in the woods between us. I don't hear others stirring, so I'm glad it hasn't waken them. The dogs are two Great Pyrenees who guard a small herd of cashmere goats that my neighbor is raising. The moose won't bother the goats, who are inside a secure fenced area, but must be close enough to have the dogs' attention. My neighbors, who moved here in the 1950's, said they've only seen bears on their farm twice since then, during very bad winters. Otherwise the bears prefer to hang out in the mountains that ring our valley, where people don't annoy them.
I was surfing on the web last night and found this cool video on Talkeetna Air Taxi's blog. The bush pilot who is the subject of this short online video is one I've flown with before. This tells a little bit about what it's like to be a woman bush pilot who flies around Denali: http://www.authentictv.com/UPLOADS/DEVELOPMENT/DANIELLE-H.264.mov