Plane Crash in Alaska

Posted by on June 11, 2010 at 1:27 am

This past week there was a terrible accident that took place in Anchorage, and unfortunately the people that were on board the plane were close friends, and it is a sad story that I am about to share, but it is one of hope, and a call for prayer for this family in need. It […]

In Pursuit of Giants, Part 1

Posted by on June 1, 2010 at 11:31 am

The feeling of finally stretching the tight muscles that had formed from four hours inside the confined space of the plane was one of mild euphoria, but it was nothing compared to the feeling of being back at the bear camp, heading out to pursue giants. And by giants I mean brown bears. There is […]

Wilderness Pro

Posted by on April 14, 2010 at 12:55 am

Through the past several years of being in Alaska, there has been many new and exciting adventures that I have been privileged to be a part of. Each one with its own unique experience and thrill. Although these have been enjoyable for me and those involved, it has been my heart to not limit the […]

Hunting the Hunters

Posted by on November 2, 2009 at 1:56 am

Too much Fog, must turn around! Although those words were not spoken, you could see it on the pilot, Dave Wilder’s face, as he throttled forward and pulled left on the steering wheel of the Cessna 206, throwing us all to the mercy of pulling G’s. The bushes were so close, if the windows were […]

Climbing Beneath The Midnight Sun

Posted by on July 12, 2009 at 4:43 pm

It is odd the think that at 1 am in the morning, it can be light enough to see, let alone experience adventure with out the aid of artificial light. Well in Alaska it is possible! Having just past the summer solstice not long ago, on the 21st of June, the endless summer nights are […]

New York City Adventure

Posted by on June 4, 2009 at 2:31 am

New York City. It is a very popular tourist attraction, and sight seeing destination for many people, but why? Is it the twelve million people that swarm the city everyday? Is it the towering sky scrapers that are a testament to mans ability to engineer and build? Is it the hundreds of clothing stores, or […]

Is This A Good Movie

Posted by on May 21, 2009 at 12:50 pm

So, most everyone enjoys making movies, watching movies, or being in movies. Which ever is your fancy, Movies, Film, and Theatres are a huge part of our culture these days. Whether we are watching them on our ipods, televisions, DVD players, computers, or big screens, our eyes are consumed with movies a-lot. It is such […]

Oscar Night

Posted by on May 9, 2009 at 2:57 am

There is a yearly event that many people watch on TV, and a select few get to experience first hand. It’s called the Oscars. Its that night when all of the celebrities, filmmakers and movie stars get together, done up in their best, or sometimes worst, fashion attire, and head down the red carpet with […]

Deadliest Catch

Posted by on April 13, 2009 at 1:42 am

There is a job out there that has been deemed the most dangerous for anyone to attempt. It is King Crab Fishing in the Bering Sea of Alaska. It has been Hollywood-ized a bit by the famous TV show, The Deadliest Catch, and many people have lived the life of a sailor through that series. […]

First Guided Hunt in Alaska

Posted by on April 6, 2009 at 12:22 am

The Sun beat down upon our already sweaty backs, causing our minds to wander to thoughts of cold drinks and rest under the shade. However those thoughts would have to remain only that, for we were on the trail of the canny and keen eyed Dall Ram. It was opening morning of the 2005 sheep […]

A Winter Update & Call to Change

Posted by on February 11, 2009 at 1:21 am

Well, It has been a while since I have made any effort at writing an update on what I have been doing lately, and I figured that it would be a good idea to fill in some of the gaps. And I have only really told stories, and I wanted to actually delve a little […]

The Lionheart, Part 1

Posted by on December 3, 2008 at 2:17 am

As the first Island loomed in the distance, I had to pinch myself to make sure I was not dreaming. It was the first time in my life that I was on my way, with my family, to a tropical paradise, to live on a sailboat for a week, and soak up the ever present […]

INTL ALERT Academy, Basic Training, Spring 2006

Posted by on November 2, 2008 at 2:54 am

My mind raced, from one thought to the next, wondering, waiting, as the plane touched down in Dallas / Ft. Worth, Texas, and taxied into the Gate. I knew what I was doing, but I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had prepared as much as I could, but some how […]

Modern Day Lewis and Clark

Posted by on October 1, 2008 at 1:18 pm

It was my third summer in Alaska, and we were in a Cessna 206 headed from Lake Clark to American Creek. Although I had been in several small planes and bad storms, that was by far the worst. I usually did quite well on rough flights, but on that day I came the closest so […]

The Ghost Ram

Posted by on July 22, 2008 at 10:49 am

Although the only part of the ram that could be seen was the horns, as they were silhouetted in the afternoon sun, it was enough to induce a grueling climb up the steep shale bowl that lay above us. The beginning wasn’t too bad, but a small group of curious ewes made it a stop […]

The Aquarium Pool

Posted by on July 22, 2008 at 9:56 am

The water was a deep turquoise color and glassy calm, as we touched down in the super cub on floats, and then idled into the shallows. Josh and I hopped off of the float into the water, and I was surprised to feel it was warm. We unlashed our kayaks from the plane and headed […]

Tale of Two Bears

Posted by on July 21, 2008 at 5:16 pm

It was opening morning of fall brown bear season on the Alaska Peninsula, and already we had seen more bears than most people will see in their life time. Nine o clock in the morning found us at the edge of a clearing, where several bears had been traveling, and we hoped that this day […]

Second Chance Ram

Posted by on July 21, 2008 at 4:23 pm

Although barely audible above our pounding hearts, we could hear the ram munching grass as it went from 30 yards to 20. It was only hours before the season would open, when this duo of rams, one nice full curl and a sickle horn, walked up on us. Frozen in the standing position, the big […]

Black Bear Pursuit

Posted by on July 21, 2008 at 3:11 pm

The end of the hunting season had come, and my departure to the lower 48 was drawing nigh, but my thirst for adventure was not quite quenched, so one more outing proved necessary. The trip plan was to boat across the lake, hike up a mountain, have Stacie shoot a ram, and then either I […]

A Long Shot Bull

Posted by on July 21, 2008 at 2:14 pm

When I arrived at the moose camp it was just as Preston had described it, a nice tent location just below the hill, and a good place to land, with only a short distance to walk for a sweeping view of the country for miles. This was the location of Preston’s hunt with Ulrich in […]