“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...

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...

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