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

  • It's only a matter of time until our most important asset is the field in our facebook profile titled "Mission Statement". 11 years 42 weeks ago
  • I will trade them for cheap beer and chance to sleep on your floor. 11 years 42 weeks ago
  • On a similar note, does anyone have a use for 2 1GB SO-DIMM's of 1066Mhz DDR3? 11 years 42 weeks ago
  • The MacBook now has 4GB of DDR3, and for $130 less than the price Steve Jobs would ask. 11 years 42 weeks ago
  • RT : Look, I'm not cheap: 11 years 43 weeks ago
  • RT : "It's easy to look like a genius in a sea of mediocrity. That's why you want to work on the web." 11 years 43 weeks ago
  • I've only recently discovered that to people aren't bored by everything I think. I'm still acclimating to the idea. 11 years 43 weeks ago
  • Now this is clean, elegant web-design: 11 years 43 weeks ago
  • Over the last six months my cost in medical bills has been approximately 1.5x of the cost of my Rent and Utilities. 11 years 44 weeks ago
  • I hate Flogging Molly. I love the Pogues. 11 years 44 weeks ago