Tenuousness in the Tongass Clean water and healthy forests are vital to the function of the Tongass as one of the last true wild places with essential building blocks for ecosystems intact. These blocks, are at the heart of the battle for the future of the Tongass.
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A study of wild Alaskan fish from Southcentral to Southeast.
Japan: Zao Onsen and life’s finer things.
Mild, hot mineral smells steam in abundance from creeks, small lots around houses and keep the roads and sidewalks warm […]
Introduction: The Future of Wilderness, Oil & National Parks in Alaska in the Trump era
Just last year was the centennial anniversary of the creation of the US National Parks. Since their start, nearly 60 […]
On Mountains, Love.
He felt the bite of the words as soon as they were said. “I’m not really feeling this any more.” […]
Denali: The Great One
It is a humbling experience preparing for one of the “Seven Summits,” especially Denali. The Great One. A daunting, cold, […]
Free! DIY Kindle Paperwhite Case for backpacking/dirtbagging
It took me a little while to come around to the notion of bringing electronics into the backcountry. It’s almost […]
Into the Country: Hawai’i, the North Shore and the Human Experience
It goes by many names. “The Seven Mile Miracle.” “The Country.” But what the North Shore of Oahu really is is an experiment […]
Saguaro: On Deserts, Water and the American West.
Dry, rugged mountains barely separate Southern California’s eastern Imperial County from Mexico along the Interstate 8 en route east to […]
California: The Value of Natural Beauty
There is something to be said about a state that has more than 50 million people yet still has wilderness. […]