True Stories of Adventure in the Alaskan Wilderness
Author: Jennifer Hellings
Twenty-Seven Years in Alaska is the story of one woman's adventures in the remote wilderness of the north. From canoe camping next to unnamed lakes, to kayaking in Alaska's pristine waters, she describes her many encounters with the bears, moose and other animals that make this wilderness their home. With her partner David she helped to build a cabin on a remote piece of property, off the grid and accessible only by boat. Illustrated with the photos she took along the way, her story is sometimes comic, and sometimes tragic, but throughout its pages she speaks with the voice of one who loves nature and the wilderness.
Outdoor Hunting, Fishing, Cooking And Living With Small Family: Alaska Native Books
Author: Stacy Braboy
The author started shooting and hunting at a tender age, and her love for both became a passion. When she and her husband realised their dream of living in Alaska, her hobby became a necessity to eat and to protect herself. This young couple (later with a baby daughter) experienced isolation, survived with the barest of essentials, and came within a hair's breadth of becoming dinner themselves. The author became resourceful, brave, tolerant, and patient. But she was also rewarded by some beautiful scenery, some stunning and touching acts of nature and being a keen angler too, some wonderful fishing. This is the story of her outdoor hunting and fishing life from a girl just old enough to fire a pellet gun in Montana, up to a grown woman taking down. Storms, floods, gold mining, hunting caribou and big sheep, fishing for salmon the size of your whole leg, observing the amazing wildlife both animal and human. If you are interested in wilderness, you must purchase this book!
In Wild Men, Wild Alaska professional hunting and fishing guide and outfitter Rocky McElveen tells the stories of his own adventures as well as those of some of his well-known clients. The book takes readers directly into the Alaskan bush, and shares the intense challenges of a majestic wilderness that pushes a man to his limits.
A nine-year-old boy living in Alaska loves nature, and decides, since his dad won't take him for a walk in the forest next to their home, he'll have to go on his own—that's just what he does—forgetting he's just a little boy, after all. After enjoying being in the wilds, he finds himself completely lost, until a very special bear comes and takes him for a remarkable tour of the forest. They meet different animals and the bear teaches Mike about life in the wilderness, until it is time for the bear to take Mike home—the tired boy getting a ride on the bear's back. Sad to see the bear go, Mike hopes they will meet again, when he is older and wiser, and can explore the woods all he wants
Alaska Stories of Adventure, Friendship, and the Hunt
Author: Steve Kahn
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A lifelong Alaskan, Steve Kahn moved at the age of nine from the “metropolis” of Anchorage to the foothills of the Chugach Mountains. A childhood of berry picking, fishing, and hunting led to a life as a big-game guide. When he wasn’t guiding in the spring and fall, he worked as a commercial fisherman and earned his pilot’s license, pursuits that took him to the far reaches of the Alaskan wilderness. He lived through some of the most important moments of the state’s history: the 1964 earthquake (the most powerful in U.S. history), the Farewell Burn wildfire, the last king crab season in Kodiak Island waters, the Exxon Valdez oil spill and cleanup, even the far-reaching effects of the 9/11 attacks. The landscape of the essays in The Hard Way Home extends from the tip of Admiralty Island in the southeast to the Teocalli Mountains of the interior, from the windswept Alaska Peninsula to the author’s present home on Lake Clark. These essays offer a view of Alaska that is at once introspective and adventurous. Here we find the state’s plants, animals, people, geography, politics, and culture considered from an intimate perspective, leading to hard-earned lessons about conservation, sustainability, and living well. Ever the irrepressible guide, Kahn invites readers to share his experiences and discoveries and to consider questions about a place, and a life, that are disappearing.
Whether it’s paddling a canoe down a swollen river in the springtime, riding snow machines into mountain valleys in the winter, or hiking and fishing in the summer, best friends Robby and Peter love nothing more than exploring Alaska’s wilderness. Together, the boys find adventure in one of God’s most beautiful and majestic settings and learn valuable lessons along the way. This collection of three short stories takes you into a world of nature most people never get to experience. When the boys finally manage to get inside the spooky, abandoned log cabin near the lake one summer day, they’re in for a shock that makes them scared to return even when they must. A snow-machine trip with Robby’s father and a group of his friends takes an unexpected twist when Robby gets separated from the rest of the riders. And an icy cold river is the setting for an adventure when Peter realizes too late that daydreaming while sitting at the front of a canoe can have dangerous consequences. Included throughout Robby and Peter’s forays into the outdoors are encounters with Alaska’s abundant wildlife, from dam-building beavers to curious grizzly bears and massive moose. What will they do when they suddenly cross the path of wild animals, or when caught in the snow or a fast-moving river? Fortunately, the boys know to rely on God as well as their training and good sense as they explore this remote region of "the Last Frontier."
Intriguing LARGER THAN LIFE story of George Davis and his intoxicating adventures of growing up in Alaska's untamed, and unforgiving environment. He survives this perilous wheel of fortune, and thrives in the face of danger! I would like to add to why my book is important, is that we are true authentic Alaskans that live life off of the grid and that we have been entrepreneurs, making our living off of the land and sea. We are wilderness and off the grid consultants if that is important. On our website we have a variety of things we consult on from sport fishing, hunting, adventures, lodges/outfitters, developing or improving remote properties, and much more.
Flying, Hiking and Gold Prospecting - Adventure in Wild Present-Day Alaska
Author: Douglas Anderson
Publisher: Publication Consultants
Gold in Trib 1 is an account of a flying, hiking, and gold prospecting adventure in wild, present-day Alaska. It is the story of the exploits of two good friends and their adventures while prospecting for gold. It is a factual account where possible and where not factual, it is the way they would have liked it. As a result, readers will enjoy the book for what it is, and will not take it so seriously as to dash off with expectations of finding their fortune. There is still much gold in Alaska, but Douglas may have made discovering the Glory Hole, wherever it may be, sound somewhat easier and more financially rewarding than it really was.
Can a middle-aged urban dwelling man survive on his own in the Alaska Wilderness? Denny Caraway is going to find out. Casting off city life that has becoming completely unsatisifying-that is killing his spirit-he journeys north to become a homesteader in the Alaska bush.
An Alaskan cruise is a wonderful experience. Taking an Alaskan cruise can be the experience of a lifetime. The Alaska Chronicles –Our Alaskan Cruise Adventure relates our experiences on an Alaskan cruise. The Alaska Chronicles –Our Alaskan Cruise Adventure contains not just experiences about our cruise. It also contains information about both big ship and small ship Alaskan cruises. Use this guide to help you decide just what kind of Alaskan cruise you want to take. A big ship cruise experience offers luxury, convenience and plenty of Alaskan culture. A small ship Alaskan cruise provides a more intimate of Alaska because it can put you into places a big cruise cannot get into. The smaller ships have fewer passengers and thus the crew personnel can give more personal attention. This guide contains cruise line contact information and the possible itineraries of the cruises. alaska cruise excursion, cruise, adventures, alaskan cruise guide
Identical twins Miki and Julie Collins trap, hunt, fish, and garden in Alaska's wilderness just north of Denali National Park in Alaska's vast interior. Whether taking a 1,900-mile excursion around Alaska by dog sled or dealing with a panicked horse in an airborne plane, theirs is an unusual lifestyle even by Alaska standards.
Real Photos & Stories of Real Kodiak Brown Bears in Alaska! A kid's animal book that both children and parents will enjoy! Discover the spectacular wilderness of Kodiak Island, Alaska, and learn all about the biggest bears in the world: the Kodiak brown bear. The Adventures of King Kodiak is a fun and educational children's bear book series which includes beautiful photos taken on Kodiak Island, Alaska, and is based on the real-life events of Kodiak bears as they grow up in the wild. In this second book of the series, King Kodiak is now a teenage bear who must take on new responsibilities and challenges as he continues his quest to become the biggest bear in the world and survive in the Alaskan wilderness! Photos and story by award-winning wildlife photographer Joseph Classen Join the adventure and order your copy today!
Alaska Adventures with Horses and Huskies (Rev. 2nd Edition)
Author: Julie Collins
Publisher: Epicenter Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Identical twins Miki and Julie Collins trap, hunt, fish, and garden in Alaska's wilderness just north of Denali National Park in Alaska's vast interior. Whether taking a 1,900-mile excursion around Alaska by dog sled, defending their huskies from a charging grizzly, or dealing with a panicked horse in an airborne plane, the Collins sisters offer a new perspective on life in the northland. Theirs is an unusual lifestyle even by Alaska standards.
Providing a sensible, objective, consumer's guide to travel, these easy-to-use travel handbooks provide useful evaluations of local hotels, attractions, and restaurants in all price ranges, honest advice on local attractions that are worth the time and money, detailed maps, tips on special events and festivals, and extensive information on local shopping, sports, nightlife, and other activities.
An Alaskan Affliction is packed with pure entertainment, featuring highlights from decades of Alaska hard core adventures. It opens with unforgettable dog mushing to embrace the best of the Interior's extreme winters, and snowmachining that doubles the thrills and mishaps of travel over river ice, through blizzards, and sudden whiteouts. Summer offers the finest river journeys. There are sudden storms, log jams, whirlpools, and wildlife encounters in the immense panorama of wilderness and water—with a vivid portrait of the dynamics of being a team member in the bush. The remote prospecting stories are thrilling and risky, and demand a lifetime of bush skills. They end with a resounding bear story that catalyzes the true essence of living and exploring as an Alaskan. All are top notch adventures with good dogs and old machines, undersized kayaks and cantankerous boats, with a touch of lunacy and a can-do attitude, both essential dispositions for exploring Alaska's wilds.
'Fishing Alaska's Wild' is a wilderness fishing adventure ebook. Each chapter is introduced with a photo taken at the time and location of the writing. A reference link is available for viewing additional photos of the various adventure excursions. Alaskan author Doug C. Myers is a former owner of a sport fishing lodge located in remote Southwest Alaska. Myers writes of his fishing/wildlife adventures on wild rivers of the Bering Sea and Bristol Bay Regions, Kodiak Island, Alaska Peninsula, and less secluded Kenai Peninsula. Detailed attention is given to fishing upper Kenai River reds (sockeye salmon) and Arctic grayling. To read 'Fishing Alaska's Wild' is to take a virtual trip to the fisherman's 'last frontier' - a timeless treasure experienced by a fortunate few. For some it provides the vicarious realization of an elusive dream. Episodes of catching Alaska salmon are included in several chapters - king (chinook), red (sockeye), chum (dog), pink (humpy), and silver (coho) salmon. A saga account of the salmon's migratory pattern and metamorphic change leading to instinct's spawning ritual is also included. Rainbow trout, Dolly Varden char, northern pike, herring, and halibut are also featured. Included also is time spent with Native friends at their subsistence fish camp on the shoreline of a designated 'wild and scenic' river in Southwest Alaska. From ancient privilege to wildlife observations and encounters to sport fishing highlights, the ebook emphasizes Alaska's greatest resource - the spirit of adventure. The book's contents includes: Katmai Wilderness Drama, Rainbow Reward, Ancient Privilege, Appointment With Kings, Migration Spectacle, Prospecting Silver, Treasured Island Jewel, Wilderness Extravaganza (A River Runs Red), Arctic Splendor, Final Cast Retrieve, and Extending The Journey. You will learn about sport fishing experiences that will more than wet your appetite for your own adventure, whether in Alaska or out your own back door. Recommended: 'Your book was very interesting to read. I have fished Alaska waters for many years. I know from my own fishing that your experiences are well written.' - Larry Connolly, Air Force Retired, Alaska 'Myself and my buddy Jeff loved your book. Thank you!. Someday I hope to visit your land!' - Marque Kelsey - Nature Photographer and Jeff Smith - Screenplay Writer, California
This 224-page title uncovers America's last frontier, from its towering mountain ranges to its lakes, volcanoes, fjords and glaciers. Evocative essays profile Alaska's natural splendour and the adventurous forms of expedition on offer for penetrating its wildest extremes. Practical tips sections tell you how to prepare for a trip as well as plan transportation, accommodation and outfitters. The work is lavishly illustrated with more than 250 spectacular photographs and 16 specially commissioned maps.