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

  • Launched my first solo project in awhile for family friends, ready to go to Patagonia? 11 years 37 weeks ago
  • The world is getting crazier and crazier. I don't know what's real anymore. 11 years 37 weeks ago
  • In the midst of switching over our office LAN to a new ISP. 11 years 37 weeks ago
  • Only a few of our customers affected by outage, we run our own nameservers. 11 years 37 weeks ago
  • Also, I metabolize caffeine quickly. Genetics! 11 years 37 weeks ago
  • They told me I have a high risk of skin cancer, my eyes are blue, and my hair is curly. Nothing new, but they learned it from my spit. 11 years 37 weeks ago
  • I just got my results back from 23&me. Turns out that I'm white. 11 years 37 weeks ago
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  • OH MY GOD. Border Collie and Corgi mix? Yes please. 11 years 37 weeks ago
  • Yesterday's diet of beer and no food was not recommended by the FDA. Now onto the final judge, the scale. 11 years 37 weeks ago