A 3 day solo hiking trip in Denali National Park. It was the best hiking experience of my life.
Google released an application to embed slideshow in webpages a few weeks ago, and I thought I’d give it a try with some pictures from Alaska. It has been back dated to go with the Alaska stuff
Waqaa! That’s Yu’pik for ‘hello’. Yu’pik is one of the 20 Native Alaskan languages (it’s impolite to use Eskimo). It’s pronounced Wah-ka. Say it 3 times and you sound like a Muppet Baby (Wah-ka,Wah-ka, Wah-ka… ohh, how the standard of humor has sunk!). I suppose I should have learned to […]
Pilgrims I hope this letter find you well. As for me, I just returned from Anchorage on very turbulent 20 minute flight over the Cook Inlet. Why in Anchorage? Why not drive 3 hours along the most beautiful roadside mountains in our country? Do I do anything other than play? […]
A map of a multi-day hike through Crow Pass
Brothers and sisters With only 3 weeks left, I can’t believe my time in Alaska will end. But there is so much to do… especially with all the transitioning going on at the church and being gone a week. I have missed seeing some of our kids, and am anxious […]
Howdy, howdy Did you each have a lovely 4th of July? I still anxious to hear the stories of y’alls summers when I return. As for my 4th, it was spent climbing on a glacier and witnessing the absolute madness of Mount Marathon. Most 3 mile races aren’t anything to […]
Friends Has it been a week already? Will Wednesday conclude the end of the first month in Alaska? Whoa. Time needs to calm itself down. And so does this weather! We’ve had 4 days or rain a week since I’ve been here. Thankfully, the rain didn’t cancel one of my […]
Greetings It’s another Monday afternoon (morning for me) inbox-surprise to make Monday brighter…. well, at least I hope. If not, may these Halibut Fishing pictures will brighten your day. Make sure and read this week’s Alaska facts. I’m sure it will make you want to move up north forever. The […]
It takes on average 28 hours of fishing to catch a King Salmon on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers in Alaska. I feel sorry for the 4 people who will have to fish 60 hours to even out the success of our trip in June 2006.