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Packed to the gills

2017-09-14T09:49:26+00:00 July 4th, 2010|Alaska|

We flew the Pilatus with a river raft, oars, camping gear, 3 coolers of food and 7 people. Fitting everything in the back of the plane required the skills of a Tetris master, along with [...]

Hot Tea and Cold Icebergs

2017-09-14T09:49:26+00:00 July 4th, 2010|Alaska|

Long underwear. Wool hats. Parkas. Sure doesn't feel like summer, but we're here at the solstice, and daylight goes on forever. If we didn't put on eyeshades, you'd never know it's night. It does make [...]

Icebergs in Alsek Lake, Alaska

2015-02-17T08:10:36+00:00 June 29th, 2010|Alaska|

Yes, we camped here. Yes, the matches got wet and we had no fire for dinner. Luckily some extra matches were unearthed in time to make truly wonderful blueberry pancakes for breakfast the next morning.The [...]

Grizzly Bears, British Columbia

2017-09-14T09:49:26+00:00 June 29th, 2010|Alaska|

We camped in the midst of the largest protected grizzly bear population in the world, so we were expecting company. One grizzly sniffed us floating down the river and ran toward our raft at full [...]

EPIC Alaska River Trip

2017-09-14T09:49:26+00:00 June 29th, 2010|Alaska|

Down the Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers. A private trip, with just seven fearless rafters adrift on the icy waters in two rafts, camping out in the wilderness. From left, our friends David Russell, Larry Anderson, [...]

Denali National Park, Alaska

2015-02-17T08:12:24+00:00 May 31st, 2006|Alaska|

Through this gorge, the glacier drops nearly 2,000 feet over ten miles and is raked with crevasses. Add in the solid granite cliffs that tower 5,000 feet above the glacier's surface, and you create an [...]

Denali National Park, Alaska

2015-02-17T08:12:24+00:00 May 31st, 2006|Alaska|

Flightseeing over Mt. McKinley (or Denali, as the locals call it...apparently McKinley never set foot in Alaska). At 20,306 feet, this is the tallest mountain in the USA. We even saw some tiny tiny climbers [...]

At long last, MOOSE!

2015-02-17T08:12:24+00:00 May 28th, 2006|Alaska|

I've been to Alaska about 6 times now, and had yet to see a moose until today, when we saw four. The photo with the park bench is a cow moose and her two long [...]