Aichilik River

Hiking along the Aichilik River

Drifting off to sleep my first night in the Aichilik River Valley I hear, or perhaps imagine, the distant howling of Canis lupus. Wolves enter my dreams and celebrate a successful hunt with wolf song. Several hours later I’m awakened by the cries of Homo sapiens, singing the praises of a glorious arctic morning. I […]

Denali-Highway-mountain-landscape

The Denali Highway – Mountains and Landscape

The Alaska Range follows a broad arc for 650 miles, from Cook Inlet on Alaska’s west coast through the Denali massif and onward to the Canadian border. The Denali Highway passes through alpine tundra, paralleling this band of mountains to the south. Peaks like Mt. Hayes at 13,832′, Hess at 11,940′, and Mt. Deborah at […]