Valdez lingers on the other side of Thompson pass, beside the Valdez port and backed by glacial slues and mountain peaks.
Get down on your hands and knees, dig for the razor claims that bury themselves into the wet sand when the tide is out.
I have successfully secured my childhood dream job: a summer fishing in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Readers, you are probably cringing at the thought of having to touch the slime covered bodies of fish that have been caught in their immanent death. I can only think of the experience that I will have. Depending on the [...]
Alaska State Park Finally, winter is truly here with enough snow to make a ‘real’ trail. Our first trip of the season is the North segment of the Resurrection Pass Trail. The Alaska State Park Service warn us to take saws to clear the way as only the first 7 miles are reported open. With [...]
What happened to the winter boots I wore as a kid? Playing all day in the snow and well into the evening my feet never were cold. A night by the wood stove and these childrens boots would be ready for another adventure. They didn’t wear out; they simply were passed down to my younger [...]
Two months may as well be two years when you’re age eight. Isaac is nearing completion of his first restoration project, a Military 1987 Skidoo 377R Skandic. The only remaining tasks are to find a windshield, cleanup masking tape and overspray paint, bolt down the seat and fill with gasoline. Together we have spent many [...]
[pb_slideshow group="9"] Aurora Borealis While on route to Fairbanks early Thursday morning the aurora borealis appeared east of Denali. Pulling over we had just enough time to take a handful of photos. The dancing green soon faded into darkness and we continued our trip north. An hour later at 3:00 AM it reappeared just long enough to [...]
A light fluffy snow was falling as we approached our turn from the main road. The once muddy path now frozen solid had a foot or more of snow with a set of tire tracks marking the trail. The 1-ton van rocked gently over the hidden bumps in the Alaskan landscape as we discovered [...]
Ice Road Truckers Carlile Transportation Systems is world renown to readily accept the most difficult transportation challenges. The History channel offers an opportunity to share a glimpse of the experience as Carlile trucks make more than a dozen trips to Prudhoe Bay every day, year round despite treacherous road conditions and through the very worst of [...]
With the first snow fall this past Sunday all the trails have a nice dusting. We headed out of town tonight at 4:00 PM, plenty of time to reach the Bodenburg butte off the Old Glen Highway 40 miles away. At 30 degrees we dressed appropriately: long johns, snow pants (for the youngest), wool and [...]
Family has arrived in Anchorage and are interested in the local attractions. Unfortunately, the wilderness is not part of their plan. Oh well, lots of opportunity to at least get out. “Earthquake Park” sounds a bit more impressive to the casual observer then it actually is. The park contains the evidence of the 1964 Good [...]
The warmth of my eyelids as I blinked was the only sensation of cold I felt. My snow gear grew heavy as the water penetrated and filled the fabric. Looking up, the pale translucent light was rising. The bottom of my feet landed flat and hard. One thought dominated all of my efforts, to get [...]