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...

Kenai Fjords National Park Wildlife Tour

Wildlife Galore in the Kenai Fjords National Park with Major Marine Tours Major Marine Tours held up their end of the bargain on their six-hour cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park, and so did Alaska’s wildlife. We started out from the Seward small boat harbor in the...

The Passage

“The Passage” A Story of Fathers and Sons Traveling Alaska’s Inside Passage About “The Passage” In 1974, Nathan Dappen’s 20-year-old parents and uncle, Andy, built their own canoes, launched them into the Pacific, and became some...

Without a Trace – An Alaska Tragedy

On the east side of Anchorage in the Wonderpark area of town sits a decaying gas station. Time and elements have chiseled away at paint and trim. Vandals have destroyed the showroom windows plus a good portion of the interior. Someone lit a tire on fire in one of the...

Hatcher Pass Explorations

Adventures on the Hatcher Pass hiking trails Note: Be alert when hiking in the Willow Creek Mining District as active mining is still present. Be aware and respectful of private property posted with ‘no trespassing’ signs.  Our family moved from Palmer,...

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