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Creative transportation experiments by early Alaskans [by Michael Englehard]
Access great steelhead and salmon fishing [by Mark Hieronymus] Alaska is often touted as a bucket-list destination for anglers, and for good reasons. From the trophy rainbows of Bristol Bay to the giant king salmon of the Kenai River and many species and locations in between, much has been written...
I have, on the mantle of my fireplace at home, a Matryoshka doll that my grandmother gave me when I was only four years old. She had bought it during her travels, wrapped it in her clothes, and brought it home to me.
Bagging the greatest lightshow on Earth [by Todd Salat]
Fish are the bonus [BY GREG THOMAS] I’VE FISHED ATLANTIC SALMON IN RUSSIA, bonefish and permit in the Bahamas and Belize, and I’ve chased tarpon—for up to 30 days straight—while bumming around the Florida Keys.
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.
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...
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.
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...