Fishing and Exploring Wood-Tikchik

Caretaking at America’s largest State Park He hovers, he hovers, he swoops, he dives, then misses his prey in the sparkling, clear waters. He hovers, he hovers, his talons are extended, and his wings beat the drum of the osprey hunt. He dives and snatches a...

On the Edge of Life

Four Days Exploring Kachemak Bay with Dave and Peter Not every story abounds with drama involving the conflicts of a villain, beauty, and beast. Just as, in Alaska, not all adventures end in near-death experiences, though one could argue that entering the wilderness...

The Alaskan – Summertime

Understanding the Alaskan Way, Mind, and Soul Alaskans are a difficult bunch at the best of times, but during summer we are nearly impossible. If you’ve tried making plans with an Alaskan recently, you have my sympathy. Just as there is nothing in the world so...

Alaskan Wild Berries

An Introduction to Making Jams & Jellies “Where’s that extra sugar?!” I asked my husband this question after putting 4 ½ cups of the 6 cups of sugar the recipe called for in a pot of berry juice at a full rolling boil. If you are a jelly maker you know what I’m...

The Alaska Railroad

A visual of the southern route Alaska abounds with great scenery, glaciers, rivers, and mountains. Toss in the huge variety of wildlife and you have a photographer’s paradise. In addition to those great subjects I often turn my camera towards the very photogenic...

“It’s Not a Quick Trip to Paradise”

Off the Grid in Southeast Alaska “Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.” I had been carrying this quote in my head for several weeks. I was finally traveling to Alaska to visit my youngest son who works at a remote fishing and hunting lodge in...

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