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A new ungulate in town?

...area and have taken a liking to the abundant lowland grazing opportunities. That population moved down from the Chilkat Mountains through the Endicott Gap in the mid-1900s, she said. The Berners population was introduced by officials in the...
Off the Beaten Path: A con like Alaska had never seen, reflections on Soapy Smith

...couple hours old I guessed. To the south, shrouded in slate gray clouds, stretched Lynn Canal and the Coastal and Chilkat Mountain ranges. I sat, bundled in an arctic parka, for a long while. Below were two valleys, one leading from Dyea to...
Chilkat Crossing interest in crossing the Chilkat Mountains on foot for a few years now...have done two outings in the Chilkat Mountains in the past few years, but...get a boat ride over to the Chilkat Mountains every weekend for years and...
Pure Sole: It's all relative

...It usually means I have missed an epic adventure out in the wilderness.The outing I missed involved running the Chilkat Mountains from Excursion Inlet to Lynn Canal.It is also the third time I had the misfortune of not connecting for this unbelievable...
On the Trails: Cruisin' to Berners Bay

...sometimes riding our bow waves. A picturesque little flight of swans headed north, against a backdrop of the Chilkat Mountain Range. And I have not even mentioned the pigeon guillemots, marbled murrelets, loons, Arctic terns, scoters of...
On the Trails: Hiking to Granite Basin

...lots of flowers, especially noting a spectacular spread of pink-flowered fireweed in the upper basin. Beyond the Chilkat Mountain Range, the mighty, snow-clad peaks of the Saint Elias range were visible in the far distance, an unusual treat...
Off the Beaten Path: The eulachon of Berners Bay

...were 15 large piles of poop surrounding the circumference. At night we watched the aurora as it stretched from the Chilkat Mountains on one side of the channel to unnamed peaks rising from the bay.Soon the estuary was filled with thousands of gulls...
Off the Beaten Path: Kayaking the east side of Lynn Canal from Berners Bay to Haines

...look as I examined bones and rubbish jutting through piles of kelp. Lynn Canal stretched placid as the light on the Chilkat Mountains dimmed.In the mid-morning, I paddled past the Eldred Rock Lighthouse glowing beneath a triangular mountain...
Photo: Moonset

A full moon sets behind Mount Golub, left, and the Chilkat mountain range before sunrise on Monday morning.
BOW: A contagious magic

...and Echo Cove, on the fringes of Berners Bay. Views from the main beach extend across the ocean to the hulking Chilkat Mountains. Crosses and bible verses remind visitors and residents of a more spiritual side.Perhaps it's the subject matter...


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