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True Wilderness
A Photo Essay by Carl Battreall of the Alaska Range

Starting in 2005, photographer Carl Battreall set out to tell the complete visual story of the Alaska Range: an arc of mountains that stretches more than 600 miles across the middle of Alaska like an upside-down smiley face, forming a rugged, rarely explored borderland between Southcentral and the Interior...

Shipwreck: Mysteries of Death at Sea
By Roni Toldanes
The vast cold seas near Kodiak Island cover a massive highway of death, where uncharted pinnacles and hidden rocks have claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people during the past 250 years. While that might sound like overly dramatic prose, Capt. Warren Good, 64, who conducted more than 30 years of meticulous research on Alaska shipwrecks, warns that jagged rocks will continue to cause more fatalities in Kodiak's fishing industry and throughout the waters off Alaska's shores...

Classic Wild Man: Luc Mehl's Creative Traverse of the Mountains He Loves
By Tracy Ross
Luc Mehl was less than a day into his second Alaska Wilderness Classic when the gravity of his mistake hit him. It was late June 2009, and he traveled alone, leading the solo competitors. He knew that somewhere near him were the "big guys"...


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  • Condos in Katchemak
  • Hunting packs
  • The Beer Train: a brewery tour by rail
  • Fatbiking near Kenai Fjords National Park
  • ATV touring
  • Navigation 101
  • Arctic Entries
  • Kayak fishing
  • Tested Tough: the best bug protection for Alaska

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