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

  • "there is an infinite amount of stories that can be told about the lives of turtles." 11 years 47 weeks ago
  • Alternating between Gears of War 2 and dancing with girls. I may have achieved some sort of nirvana. 11 years 47 weeks ago
  • I'm hopping on the blackout bandwagon. 11 years 47 weeks ago
  • First day as a Linux system administrator is over. Good place, great crew, but oh man I am tired. 11 years 47 weeks ago
  • New post: Small Business, Big (missed?) Opportunity ( 11 years 47 weeks ago
  • Violent video games sold in large quantities. Result? Youth crime is down. 11 years 48 weeks ago
  • Note to self: tell clients not only what I've done but also what I haven't, lest they assume my prototype is meant to be fully functional. 11 years 48 weeks ago
  • Lower your standards. Volunteer work, temp jobs, contracts, all of these lead to experience. Experience trumps, even a week of it. 11 years 48 weeks ago
  • Phew! OS X boots fine, Ubuntu is DOA, and Win XP needs a change to Boot.ini. 11 years 48 weeks ago
  • MacBook is emitting loud beeping sounds in sets of three. Will it boot? 11 years 48 weeks ago