Bjorn Olson is a Homer-based filmmaker, photographer, freelance writer, environmental activist, and wilderness adventurer.
This packrafting trip in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge created stronger bonds among friends and showcased the importance of wilderness.
Dick Griffith has trekked 10,000 miles of Alaska and the Canadian Arctic and is considered the grandfather of packrafting.
The Cross-Admiralty Island Canoe Route is a 32-mile hike and paddle across lakes and trails from from Mole Harbor to Angoon.
Bjorn Dihle shares tales from the good life bushwacking, beach walking, and packrafting on Kuiu Island in southeast Alaska.
Having the best packraft will open up possibilities for adventure.
The Nulato Hills will never draw the attention that Alaska’s prouder mountains receive. Their voice is too subtle, rivers too tranquil. The hills quietly protect their prize with difficult access, and the reward is well worth the challenge, even if there isn’t a feast waiting at the finish.
The best gear for your Alaskan adventures
A walk across Chichagof Island
The floatplane lifted off glassy water and I wiped a bit of vomit from my lip. I was about to trek across Chichagof Island, and nerves had gotten the best of me.