Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Road

It was good to be in the Brooks Range. It is a 3 hour drive from where the Yukon River crosses the Dalton Highway and since the weather was too rough for river travel, I thought I might as well (or at least that was my excuse as I was dying to go!) . . .  I…
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The Yukon Flats

The Yukon Flats have the most varied climate in all of Alaska.  They see temperatures up to 90 in the summer and down to 70 below in the winter.  That’s a 160 degree difference!  Luckily I got to experience the higher end of this temperature spectrum.  It was in the 80s and still as can…
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To Circle

Owl hooting Rock slides off bluff Hissing of sediment Wind in aspens Howl from a sled dog up river Every night before I go to bed, I make a list of the sounds I can hear as I lie in my tent.  I camped at Calico Bluff the last day of June.  Another kayaker had recommended…
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Dempster Highway Adventures and the Mad Trapper of Rat River

WAIT! Did you see that?  Let’s turn around.  That old cabin?  It looked. . . Haunted.     Once in Dawson, my friend Patrick and I had decided to go on a road trip up the Dempster Highway.  The road stretches from Dawson City 450 miles north into the Arctic.  It was originally a dog…
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