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On the Trails: Early October

...ravens gorging themselves on stranded salmon carcasses in a slough beside the main river. Farther upstream, a broad sand bar had hosted a wolf party that apparently involved some dancing. One of the cavorting group had left enormous tracks in...
On the Trails: Beach watching

...crows, all head-down, busily poking about in a distant sand bar. The eagle then flew over to a mudflat and grabbed a very...After pulling off a few bits, the eagle hobbled over to a sand bar with the fish held in one foot. There it stood proudly...
My turn: Taku River too important to risk with hoverbarge and the fish eggs comes not from the hoverbarge but from the "amphitrac" that will be towing the barge across the sand bars and shallow water. The barge may be hovering on a cushion of air while the amphitac is busy tearing up the river bed...
State Briefs

...dawns a high fire-danger day. If a person cannot resist, fire officials recommend using fireworks in gravel pits or on sand bars along rivers. Fireworks are prohibited within Fairbanks city limits but are allowed within North Pole as long as they're...
Outsiders: Ray Imel

...we followed the boat to try to get it to shore, but didn't know where he was. So we waited most of the night on a sand bar to see if he would show up. After a six hours, we thought, 'oh, he's lost,' so we paddled out of the canyon in...
Talk who?The river that runs past us

...adrenaline trip. Rafting was just a way to move through a wilderness area and explore it." At night the rafters camped on sand bars. Each morning they would wake to find paw prints around their camp, evidence of the wolves, moose, bear and beaver...
Well-known walrus turns up alive

...mascot, assumed the worst. But at least three people reported seeing Wally on Saturday, hauled out on his favorite sand bar at low tide. They were sure it wasn't another walrus. "No, it's Wally," Wilds said.assistant refuge manager...
Returning from the fringe

...he likes to say. He doesn't need a pole to catch fish. Sometimes when the tide recedes salmon are trapped by a sand bar. He said he puts cat food in a woman's nylon stocking to attract shrimp. He ties a rope around the stocking and drops...
Novel treats coming of age in Alaska

...drink whiskey from a pint Mason jar. He uses 20-foot skiffs to fish, picking nets in 15-foot waves on a dangerous sand bar. He's a character who quotes "Hamlet" and "The Wasteland," and feels the energy field of sockeyes arriving. His...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...tremendous risk, but they still have to be careful because there's always the possibility of uncharted pinnacles, sand bars and rocks," Capacci said. "Look at all the buoys in Southeast Alaska. A lot of them have the names of ships that...


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