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

  • Lots of balls in the air, should have been a professional juggler. 11 years 40 weeks ago
  • Breaking out the down comforter. Why does it need to get cold so quickly? 11 years 40 weeks ago
  • Trying to pick a new car with my bonus money. 11 years 40 weeks ago
  • git fork stick /USC......... done 11 years 40 weeks ago
  • Won the day, now let's see the trees slow down the horses. 11 years 40 weeks ago
  • took the wife four months to realize hers expired 11 years 40 weeks ago
  • At happy hour with a bunch of front-end developers. I have never heard people this excited about browser versions. 11 years 40 weeks ago
  • Got to love bonus day! 11 years 40 weeks ago
  • SOLD! Wine is big down there and I have lots of acres of land! Plus how can you forget this 11 years 41 weeks ago
  • I had Reagan’s Skeleton stuck in my head for days after their show. 11 years 41 weeks ago