Off the Beaten Path: Stories told in tracks

...years ago, I came across a woman, a strange academic type from back east, camped alone above a salmon stream on Admiralty Island. Hundreds of pink salmon struggled upstream and Bonaparte gulls screeched and pecked at carcasses. Brown bear sign...
Off the Beaten Path: Political reflections during a hike of the Juneau Ridge

...the expanse of perfectly sculpted ridges and peaks dozens of times, but it still made me happy. Staring west at Admiralty Island's Mount Eagle, I felt like anything was possible. Maybe one day I could even star in ads as evocative and addicting...
Bruce, Josephine and the sea

...hour-long battle last Monday.The couple motored from Auke Bay over to the back side of Douglas Island, near Admiralty Island.They were set up for halibut fishing, and they were prepared psychologically: Purcell is a self-described...
Forest Service plans to close 10 low-use cabins

...National Forest, citing budget constraints.The agency also plans to convert the Distin Lake Cabin, located in Admiralty Island National Monument, to a three-sided shelter and to continue renting Checats Lake Cabin, provided it remains in...
Welcome to the bear show

...sun-drenched kayak trip at Admiralty Island's Windfall Harbor. We squinted...Creek, a bear-viewing area on Admiralty Island - not to mention Pack Creek...mile into Windfall Harbor, off Admiralty Island, and set up our tents."Want...
Empire Editorial: Keep wilderness photography free probably don't work for a newspaper.Picture this: You're kayaking, hiking or doing something else at Admiralty Island when you see something amazing. It might be a bear fight, a broaching orca or any of the other astounding sights...
A snapshot of Juneau, circa 1994

...The Juneau fire department donated an ax. A local logger donated a chainsaw that he used to clear-cut an area on Admiralty Island. The logger left a note, saying in 100 years that area will be ready to be clear-cut again. He wants a logger...
My PFD Came One Day Early On Blackerby Ridge

...enough to touch, and the new snow on the previously bare rock had a lacy, decorative look. Douglas Island and Admiralty Island were lush with green, red, and gold fall colors.The ravens continued to fight for my attention, swirling so close...
Off the Beaten Path: Home in the wilderness

...appreciation. As we motored around the southern tip of Douglas Island and I studied the familiar forest and mountains of Admiralty Island, I felt only gratitude toward the so-called wilderness movement. In 1978, after the lobbying of many locals...
Photos: Exploring Pack Creek

A mother brown bear and cub feed on grasses at Pack Creek on Admiralty Island.


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