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The Alaska Highway – Watson Lake to Whitehorse

By the time I reached Watson Lake, though it was still early in the day, I was exhausted. I’d put in a lot of miles on little rest and Whitehorse was still 322 miles away. I decided to take an...

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Abandoned houses (and the day I thought I might die)

As I traveled around north Florida and southern Georgia this past winter I’d stop whenever I found an interesting building that looked worn down or abandoned. There’s something about them that begs to...

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Florida in Pictures

As I near the end of the Florida edit, I had some photographs that I liked, but hadn’t been part of a clear set, or series, so I kept them on the hard drive until they formed their own little...

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Running the sled dogs

Iditarod mushers will sometimes harness their dogs to a vehicle other than a sled, such as a four wheeler, to run dogs when there isn’t yet snow on the trails, as this musher was doing in Willow,...

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Into 2020…

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up, do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness…” Isaiah 43:19

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Alaskan Culture… The Bogus Creek 150

There’s nothing quite like Alaskan culture. These hardy people not only survive the cold, but they thrive in the extremes. Dogsled racing is one such instance in which they shine like the sun on...

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The Kuskokwim 300

The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race is reputed to be the most competitive mid-distance race and has a purse of $160,000. The last place finisher in 2019 reportedly received $8,000. The race starts in the...

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The Akiak Dash

The Akiak Dash is a sprint race that’s held during the weekend of the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Races. The dog sled teams run up the Kuskokwim River, just past the village of Akiak and then back down to...

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Covid-19 Through the panes

With the COVID19 pandemic it became clear that were living in unprecedented times. As an avid photographer I wanted to document in some way the times we are living in. I briefly explained my project...

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The Rae Lakes Loop (Counterclockwise)

It had been 26 years since I’d hiked the John Muir Trail, and I never thought it’d be this long before I got up into the High Sierra again. Working for the season with the park service at Cedar Grove...

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