Book Review: The Floor of Heaven

Most people who know me know that I spent three summers in Skagway, AK, driving tour buses. During that time, I gained a lot of knowledge about the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush, during which Skagway became a boomtown. Even now, many signs in Skagway contain the word "Klondike," even though the actual Klondike is another … Continue reading Book Review: The Floor of Heaven

Chilkoot – August 2007

Just before I left Alaska to come back to Vancouver, I hiked the Chilkoot Trail with seven friends. It was a great time, though rather grueling. We hiked about 36 miles in 46 hours, and this included a 3000+ foot elevation gain. The trail itself is 33 miles, but our 36 included 3 miles spent … Continue reading Chilkoot – August 2007

(first East, and then) North to Alaska!

Spring is in the air, and you know what that means: time to move.  I've moved pretty much every spring since I was 18 years old.  Now that I'm getting to be an old codger at 27, you would think that I would slow down and stay in one place for longer, but perish the … Continue reading (first East, and then) North to Alaska!