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The Minimalist Runner

Published on August 7, 2012 By Micah Ness

When I hear the word “Running” used, there seems to be three main viewpoints. – The first cannot stand the activity, the word, or even the thought of participating in such a thing. – The second does participate, but only on a limited scale. They feel the need to do their share of running to […]

Alaska, Coming Home

Published on July 27, 2012 By Micah Ness

There is a feeling of returning, that is hard to match. It comes when an arrival occurs at a town, location, or building that holds a certain place in ones heart that was built on by memories, time, or work. It’s the feeling one gets when walking into grandmas house, full of warmth, love, and […]

Alaska Conyoneering

Published on December 4, 2011 By Micah Ness

The rope was pulled taught, as I leaned back over the edge, becoming nearly horizontal, before beginning the descent. The air was warm, but the spray coming from the roaring waterfall beside me was enough to drop the temperature, had it not been for my pounding heart keeping the blood flowing. The force of the […]

Appreciate

Published on October 4, 2011 By Micah Ness

As soon as you are around something for a long period of time, you begin to get accustomed to it, and thus begin to lose the wonder and awe that you may have felt at the beginning. Well that is what I had begun to feel after living in Alaska for several years. Although my […]

Off The Grid

Published on April 11, 2011 By Micah Ness

Imagine if you will, a remote location, in the middle of the Alaskan Wilderness. Removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, with huge glaciers and towering mountains. 150 miles separate it from Anchorage. No roads in, no roads out. In this place, you find a small town. But then you go even further, […]

2010 Alaska Fishing Trailer

Published on January 17, 2011 By Micah Ness

The thrill of having a Sockeye Salmon on the other end of fly rod is hard to beat, especially in Alaska in August. This last summer was no exception. Enjoy this short trailer of the highlights from the 2010 fishing season in southwest Alaska with Wilderness Pro. More videos to come. If you would like […]

Bear In The Hand, Not Worth Two In The bush, Part 1

Published on December 15, 2010 By Micah Ness

After stepping over what seemed to be the millionth alder branch, we looked up and there he was, 3 yards away, a huge ball of brown fur. Immediately we began cheering that our quest was over, but then, the ball moved, and slowly turned it’s head toward us. My first instinct was to raise my […]

Safety on the High Seas

Published on December 7, 2010 By Micah Ness

Any time you are out on the water, whether on a river, ocean, or anything in between, there is much joy to be had. But as with any activity, there are inherent dangers that come along with the joy, and can turn a pleasant excursion into tragedy very quickly. This is especially true in the […]

Plane Crash in Alaska

Published on June 11, 2010 By Micah Ness

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

Published on June 1, 2010 By Micah Ness

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 […]

Hunting the Hunters

Published on November 2, 2009 By Micah Ness

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

Published on July 12, 2009 By Micah Ness

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 […]

Deadliest Catch

Published on April 13, 2009 By Micah Ness

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

Published on April 6, 2009 By Micah Ness

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 […]

Top Ten Alaskan Hunting Guide Gear

Published on December 3, 2008 By Micah Ness

Top Ten Alaskan Hunting Guide Gear When I go out into the wilderness, hundreds of miles from civilization, there are certain things that I never leave without. Although my list of Items will vary depending on time of year, location, and type of animal that is being pursued, these are my mainstays, and also many […]