Category Archives: Brooks Range

Where the Caribou Are Reindeer

An unrelenting craving for orange juice led me directly to the grocery store in Ammarnäs where I purchased an entire half gallon.  I quickly discovered that the hankering was satisfied after only a cup of the elixir but I wasn't going to waste any!  So I packed it out. I also bought a little more of…
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Western Arctic

When I close my eyes, I can trace Alaska’s western Arctic in my mind.  I know the major drainages by heart- a result of spending far too much time daydreaming over maps. When I picture it, I always start at the Koyukuk- the first place I knew.  I see it reaching north, hands spread like arteries…
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