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Yukon River Adventure Part 1

Blood, Blisters, and Two Lucky Sheep

Father-son memories are never more poignant than those that stem from alone time in the wilderness. When extreme conditions and a near death experience enter that equation, those memories are...

Backpacing with Mike

A little back story before I get started... I met Mike and Pam Nickols back in 2000. My oldest brother spent a year living in Alaska and was fortunate enough to become close friends with their son,...

The Anchor River

Steelhead are a highly sought-after and, at times, a relatively elusive fish that can be found throughout streams of the Pacific Northwest, including Southeast and Southcentral Alaska. In essence,...

Graveyard Dredge

It's hard to think now, how men with their shovelfuls and boatloads and sideroads mixed the best color, the good rock, the pay streak, the bedrock. Get a good look at shafts and rigs and steel hammers slamming below the camp, beavers damming. Get a...

Dreams Can Come True

When we first moved to Wasilla, I could not wait to plant tomatoes and cucumbers in an existing greenhouse which had been built in the 1950s by my great-grandfather, Heinie Snider. My dreams of...

Yukon River Adventure Part 1

So this is the story about my pursuit of a dream to go down the Yukon River. I initially became interested in this adventure because of an experience I had up in Circle City in 1968. I was working...

Fannie Quigley

Her name was Fannie Quigley and she could out-drink, out-shoot and out-cuss any man in Alaska. She was tough as grizzly bear claws even though she only weighed about 100 pounds – which included the ...

Underneath the Cottonwood Tree

Continuing last month's story, in 1948 our family moved to Wasilla from Anchorage and my parents, with us six kids, were living comfortably in our three room cabin at the edge of town. That's when...

Could This Be You?

From his book “Centennial - 100 Stories of Alaska” Originally Published in 1966 When the hunting season is in full swing, stories about the great nimrods and their mighty deeds are reported by...

Smoked Salmon Bisque

Ingredients: ¼ cup flour 1 cup butter 2 cups chopped onions 1 tsp ground thyme ½ tsp cayenne pepper 1 quart chicken stock 2 Tbs tomato paste ½ cup white wine 1-2 smoked salmon...

 
 
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