Among the Bears

Exploring Katmai’s wild coast [by Emily Mount] Our floatplane skimmed low over a grassy headland. I pressed my nose against the window to see a family of brown bears ambling along a game trail below.

THROWBACK: Jet-Boat Junkies

[by Nick Jans] “WHICH WAY?” I shouted over the roar of the engine. Seth leaned forward, speed-reading the three-way split in the river that lay ahead. He gestured left.We both knew we had two chances to make that gooseneck turn into a six-foot-wide, three-inch-deep slot at 30 mph: slim and...

In the Mood

Calling all moose [by Nick Jans] In the arctic stillness, on the far side of the river, an unmistakable racket echoed in the bright afternoon: the thrashing of a bull moose stripping velvet off his antlers and honing his moves, prepping for the rut.


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The Promise of Discovery

You never know what you’ll find hiking a wilderness trail [By Tom Walker] Under an azure sky stretching unblemished to Denali’s icy dome, the morning air crisp and fresh after autumn’s first frost, our tundra hike captivates the senses.

Tundra Chickens

Appreciating ptarmigan, from the field to the plate. [By E. Donnall Thomas Jr] Several years ago, friends and I took a week-long float trip into the wilderness, targeting caribou with our bows. After several days without releasing any arrows, we were getting hungry.