The Farthest north he’s been is Chicago
When Emery Pinter, 51, of Parma Heights, Ohio, was told April 24 he was the winner of Alaska magazine’s 2013 Fishing Contest, his first words were “Oh my goodness, OK. I don’t know what to do! I’m speechless!”
The trip includes round-trip airfare for two on Alaska or Horizon airlines into Ketchikan, a night’s accommodation at Cape Fox Lodge in Ketchikan, transportation to and from Ketchikan to Sportsman’s Cove Lodge via Pacific Airways, and three nights and days of fishing at Sportsman’s Cove Lodge in Southeast Alaska on Prince of Wales Island.
- Written by Michelle Theall
My 48-Hours in Seward, Alaska
Seward, Alaska is about a 2.5 hour drive from Anchorage and it's one of the most scenic drives you'll ever take. I drove there in May, just at the start of everything leafing out and wildflowers starting to bloom. On the way to Seward, I stopped off at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (one hour south of Anchorage at mile 79), home to musk ox, caribou, wood bison, and elk, even though the black and brown bears were what I came to view. A new walkway allowed me to view black bears at eye level, and a separate enclosure for a couple of brown bears, allowed me to watch them playing and wrestling in the water in much the same way they would in the wild.
Dropping into Seward over Moose Pass, I decided to eat at Chinook's on the harbor, a place that came highly recommended by the Alaska Morris staff. I drank a cold pint of Fire Engine Red while I waited for the smoked scallop mac 'n cheese and watched a bald eagle preen its feathers atop one of the masts of the boats. I don't even like scallops, but the dish was as promised--amazingly good.