Tales from the Arctic

John moved to the North Slope of Alaska when he was seven years old. He has spent nearly twenty years in various corners of Alaska. This section contains stories of his experiences during those years.

Tales of Denali
An account of my 1994 traverse of Denali, up the West Buttress and down the Muldrow routes.
Togiak Herring
Description of the Togiak Herring fishery, and my role in it.
Rain and Butterscotch Schnapps
Taking my mother down a wild and scenic river.
Wilderness Gold
A story of our canoe trip down the Fortymile river in Eastern Alaska, written as a destination story for Canoe & Kayak magazine.
Tales of Fish & Game
Humorous letters from field camps, 1994-1997.
  1. State Employee Exhibit
  2. Ugashik Crew Report
  3. Sheenjek Part 1
  4. Sheenjek Part 2

  • New morning commute, 16 minutes, previous morning commute, 12 minutes. 8 years 29 weeks ago
  • you planning on a pickle throwdown with me, , and Antonio? 8 years 29 weeks ago
  • New rule: when the internet is working in the house, you're officially moved in. 8 years 29 weeks ago
  • Paint + move + unpack - food = tired Erik 8 years 29 weeks ago
  • Beartooth bound. See y’all in a week 8 years 29 weeks ago
  • I would write long-form essays if I weren’t too busy shipping. 8 years 29 weeks ago
  • Comcast. Account signup. Thats basic essential functionality. Why you no work. Me hate you. Bye. 8 years 29 weeks ago
  • House. Only took 169 days. 8 years 29 weeks ago
  • Keys. Check. Paint. Check. Pod. Uh oh. 8 years 29 weeks ago
  • Paint. Check. Cleaning materials. Check. Keys? 8 years 30 weeks ago