Driftwood Bay

Wilderness Retreat or Garbage Dump? We could see the debris on the beach from a mile away. Scattered among the driftwood, the blues and greens and whites were a sharp contrast with the grey rock and gravel and the brown and silver logs. Far up the beach past the high...

An Overlooked Bounty

Alaska’s small game hunting varieties It is certainly true that when it comes to hunting in Alaska, most people think of big game. We have some of the most interesting and sought after big game species in the United States. The Alaska/Yukon moose and plains bison are...

Loon Rescue

Couple risks thin ice to save a trapped loon There is just something magical about loons. From ancient times the loon has been a part of northern legends. Its image is represented on totem poles and used as a clan crest. In Northwest Coast tribes a loon is the symbol...

The Smallest Aurora Chaser

“This girl has a passion for the northern lights” It was thirty below zero and the lights were out. Zaira was putting on her gear to get ready for the chase. Aurora blasted the sky with multiple colors and Zaira couldn’t resist anymore. She ran outside, right into the...

Trail Running in Kodiak

Former US Marine runs with a camera I served in the Marines for 11 years until February 2016. It was tough for me to transition to civilian life, but I found a way to adjust and find my old self. I’ve embraced trail running since moving back to my hometown of Kodiak,...

The Best Skiing of My Life

Fresh Powder, Clean S-Curves, and a Sitzmark or two… A little background on this story: A few years ago, I wandered into one of my favorite bars on a random evening for a burger and a beer after a nice after-work ski. As I sat down and grabbed a menu, a young...

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