Island of My Fears

A walk across Chichagof Island [by Bjorn Dihle] The floatplane lifted off glassy water and I wiped a bit of vomit from my lip. I was about to trek across Chichagof Island, and nerves had gotten the best of me.

Alaska’s Most Exciting Commute

Whales, sea lions, and otters are the only traffic for Glacier Bay rangers PARK RANGERS ARE ON EVERY CRUISE SHIP THAT TOURS GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK, but the massive ships don’t stop when they power into the bay, which means rangers have to board the boats while they’re still pushing through...

Caribou People

The importance of the Porcupine herd to the Gwich’in people [by Charlie Swaney and Peter Mather | photos by Peter Mather] AS I SIT WITH GWICH’IN HUNTER CHARLIE SWANEY UNDER A CLASSIC BLUE CAMPING TARP, A RAIN DRIZZLE SILENTLY DRUMS ALL AROUND US.

Desolate Beauty

Katmai’s Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes [text and images by Steven Miley] STEPPING OUT OF THE BUSH PLANE INTO THE VALLEY OF TEN THOUSAND SMOKES, my shoes sink into the ash and pumice. A cold breeze carrying the vague smell of sulfur stings my face as I scan the valley for signs of life, finding...

Designed by Nature

Arctic Alaska’s mysterious stone walls [by Bill Sherwonit] HIKING ACROSS THE ARCTIC TUNDRA ONE RECENT YEAR, I happened upon an unusual array of rocks, unlike anything I’d seen in more than three decades of exploring Alaska’s diverse wildlands. Upon discovering the piled stones, two thoughts...
 

Cracked Ice, Kenai Lake.

We recommend that you don’t try this at home. Or anywhere, for that matter…but if you do, be safe and make a beautiful video! Cracked Ice, Kenai Lake, Alaska from Luc Mehl on Vimeo.

Bears in Cordova, Alaska

This video was made by students that participated in the UO SOJC’s Science & Memory Summer 2018 experiential learning program. To learn more, please visit our website: scienceandmemory.uoregon.edu/

Life Beyond Walls: Alaska

Life Beyond Walls: Alaska After the extensive travel to the Last Frontier, Xavier De La Rue and Ralph Backstrom set up base camp amongst the giants of the Alaskan Mountain Range. Just outside the tent walls, Xavier and Ralph found themselves not only living life beyond walls, but on them. Music by-...