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

  • Bet you wish you bought GG 3 months ago at $33. 6 years 51 weeks ago
  • I’m still waiting for the day when I can say “Siri, bacon!” 6 years 51 weeks ago
  • Looks like you're doing well! It's been a long time... 6 years 51 weeks ago
  • Ok sun, you can come up now. 6 years 51 weeks ago
  • there is no such thing as true. 6 years 51 weeks ago
  • there is no such thing as failure. 6 years 52 weeks ago
  • Life is a bit unexpected at times, like a bunch of friends crashing your solo drinking evening with more wine and food. 6 years 52 weeks ago
  • 1 of 4,000 survivors left, and I am already having pickers remorse. 6 years 52 weeks ago
  • Up and at it early this morning, no rest for the ambitious. 6 years 52 weeks ago
  • Have a feeling the loud music at night is the last bit of bachelor left in me. The dog agrees. 7 years 6 hours ago