The Passage – A Father’s Day Special Video

“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...

Up the Yentna, Skwentna, & Talachulitna

Jet Skiing adventures up Alaska’s rivers I’ve always been a motorcycle guy. Dirt and street bikes provided plenty of excitement. On the other hand, my high school buddy Jeff Thimsen is a biking and boating connoisseur.  At an early age he dreamed of a miniature...

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,...

A Quick Bite of Alaska

A few action packed days “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not the fish they are after.” -Henry David Thoreau If you’ve never experienced late season fishing and touring in Alaska you are missing out on something really special. Last...

The Master Pilot

Memories of Tallulah Hankins written by her son Michael Hankins Before my mother passed away I promised I’d write her untold story. It tells of a climactic event our family experienced 44 years ago. I was a senior at East Anchorage High School when the incident made...

Swedish Black Currants

Unique and Hardy Berries The daughters of Heinie and Alice Snider may not have agreed on much, but they were all thrilled when my husband and I bought their parents’ dream home, built in the mid-1950s on a portion of the homestead land they grew up on. They were...

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