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Alaska's inside passage. Photo courtesy of Custom Alaska Cruises By Austin Williams Spring is coming early in Alaska this year. The sun is out (most days), the snow is quickly melting, and our nearby streams are starting to gain flow. Before long, the first salmon will arrive and the annual [ READ MORE... ]
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A nice Dolly Varden caught thanks to energy provided by peanuts. Photo by Eric Booton. By Eric Booton For better or worse, my wife and I are trying a diet. We aren’t the “diet type,” in that we don’t jump around from diet to diet or generally adhere to a strict diet. Currently though, we are aiming [ READ MORE... ]
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Pink salmon in its spawning phase. Fall is in the air and it’s time to get on the river. But first, let’s give our steelhead IQs another booster shot.. This week we have a guest writer and scientist, Colin Bailey, a PhD student studying fisheries science at Simon Fraser University under Jonathan [ READ MORE... ]
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By Eric Booton I am more familiar with the routine of MRI scans for shoulder injuries than I care to admit.  It begins with a large needle into the heart of the joint to inject a dye that makes it easier to view the soft tissue, ligaments etc. and ends with more than 30 minutes head first in a tube [ READ MORE... ]
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By Jenny Weis Rounding the corner from the dock, I turn my baseball hat backwards so it doesn’t blow off my head, and zip my down vest up all the way so it covers my neck. Standing behind me at the motor, Connor turns the throttle and I fold my arms across my chest and slouch down into the padded [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo from "Chasing Wild" the new film featuring the Alaska-B.C. transboundary mining issue. Click here to watch the film! By: Erin Heist This time of year in Southeast Alaska the weeks are full of harvesting, processing, exploring, fishing and basking in the lush (unseasonably dry and warm!), [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo by John Schoen By Chris Wood The state of Alaska’s recent proposal to re-open the roadless debate brought back memories. Mike was flossing his teeth when I entered his office. “I’m sorry. I’m running late for the dentist.” It was 1998, and Mike Dombeck, the chief of the U.S. Forest Service, [ READ MORE... ]
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The Staney Creek region of Prince of Wales Island holds 139,000 acres of Tongass National Forest wilderness. This temperate rainforest is the largest national forest in the country and holds a unique biodiversity rich with fish, terrestrial wildlife and forest vegetation. It also serves as means [ READ MORE... ]
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Maybe it's because I'm coming up on about six weeks of self-imposed food deprivation (you know, that moment when you step on the scale and all you can say is, "WTF??"), or maybe it's because eating "cleaner" has become more important to me of late, but the video below speaks to me. YETI [ READ MORE... ]
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The Tongass National Forest is the largest national forest in the United States and is home to the third largest island in the United States, Prince of Wales (only Kodiak and the big island of Hawaii are bigger). The 5 Rivers Odyssey crew spent 10 days on Prince of Wales to learn more about issues [ READ MORE... ]
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