Traveling across the great northern expanses from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Delta Junction, Alaska, the 1,500-mile Alaska Highway remains one of the greatest driving adventures of all time. Inside you will find details on gas prices, where to camp, how to prepare your vehicle for the journey, and insightful driving tips. Brimming with full-color photography, this updated edition of Guide to the Alaska Highway is the most stunning, the most complete, and most thoroughly researched book on the market today. Arriving in time for the highway's 75th anniversary, this invaluable guide will help travelers tailor a safe, pleasant, and enjoyable drive through some of the most scenic and rugged landscape on Earth. Tips scattered through the guide tell you where to spot wildlife, let you in on a few favorite fishing holes, and highlight important destinations. This guide is perfect for the adventure lover.
Author: Tricia Brown
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.
Release Date: 2005
For the ultimate wilderness road trip, this guide is indispensable. From the southernmost community of Homer to Deadhorse, the northern end of the road that meets the Arctic Ocean, the guide details routes, driving conditions, unique people, and all that awaits the adventurous traveler along the way. 90 full-color photos and 6 maps.
Author: Mike Church
Publisher: Traveler's Guide
Release Date: 2017-01-15
For RV and outdoor enthusiasts camping in Alaska is the experience of a lifetime. Miles and miles of virtually empty roads thread through towering snowcapped mountains, crystal blue glaciers, and colorful wildflowers. Away from the road there's even more true wilderness just a short boat or airplane ride from civilization. Traveler's Guide to Alaskan Camping gives you the information you need to experience Alaska's outdoors. The book features almost 500 campgrounds throughout Alaska and also along the roads north in the Yukon Territory and Northern British Columbia with full campground descriptions, addresses, website addresses and maps showing exact locations, complete coverage of the routes north, including the Alaska Highway, the Cassiar Highway, the Klondike Loop, and the Alaska Marine Highway, RV rental information for renting a camping rig in either Alaska or Canada, and much more."
In 1942, the west coast of North America was under threat after the attack on Pearl Harbor, prompting the US government to build a military road from Dawson Creek, BC, to Delta Junction, AK. Renowned as a driving challenge and for its remote scenic beauty, the Alaska Highway opened to the public in 1948. It was the beginning of the golden age of the automobile. Silvertip, Swift River, Silver Dollar, Krak-R-Krik, Chickaloon and other quaint and quirky establishments sprang up along the highway, offering travellers coffee, gas, conversation and a place to spend the night. During the roadhouse heyday, owners and employees lived on the frontier and earned good wages. Some were looking for a life-long commitment and a place to raise a family, others relished the isolation. Aside from truckers, today most people travel the Alaska Highway in fuel-efficient cars and self-sufficient RVs—the demand for lodge services has diminished and the businesses struggle to survive. Since December 2014, Yukoners Gontard and Kelly have been visiting operating and abandoned lodges, recording the unique culture of the Alaska Highway before it disappears completely. The book includes the recollections of Gay Frocklage, whose parents, Doris and Bud Simpson, ran one of the oldest roadhouses on the highway, Mile 716 Rancheria Lodge, Yukon; and Bud and Pam Johnson, who met at the Mile 1318 Tok Lodge, Alaska, were married six months later and ran the lodge for three decades; as well as Ross Peck whose parents, Don and Alene Peck, operated Mile 200 Trutch Lodge, BC, as a highway lodge and hunting outfitting base from 1950-1963. Featuring both archival and contemporary photographs, Beyond Mile Zero explores the evolution of Alaska Highway culture and will be of interest to locals and travellers alike.
The ultimate guidebook to fishing one of the world's most beautiful backcountry spots. Fishing Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is not merely a reference guide. It showcases the uniqueness of Alaska while emphasizing the universal passions that make the sport of fishing so compelling. With stories and anecdotes to complement the detailed specifics on stream access, timing, tactics, and equipment, this fascinating book will appeal not only to those planning a visit but to all those who have a love of fishing and only dream of going. Atcheson provides information on both fly fishing and conventional spin casting in both fresh and salt water. He covers every style of fishingfrom jigging for giant halibut off the coast, to float tubing for grayling and monster rainbow trout on quiet mountain lakes, to pursuing all the species of salmon that run up the streams of the Kenai Peninsula to spawn. He supplies detailed information on the well known "combat zones" that are so renowned for their large salmon and trout that anglers line up shoulder to shoulder in their pursuit. In addition, there's hard-to-find information on those out-of-the-way, beautiful stretches of water where one can still enjoy the beauty and the blessed solitude of the Alaskan wilderness. 30 black and white photographs, 5 illustrations, 10 maps, index. The only book dedicated to fishing this regionone of the fishing world's most fantasized-about venues. Detailed information on stream access that allows an angler to fish Alaska without spending thousands of dollars on lodging and guided fishing. Specific information on the timing of the different runs of salmon and trout in each body of water.
In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Fully revised and updated, this guide has thirty-one drives that highlight the natural and cultural history of the land. Stories and facts about the people, natural environment, and region to enhance traveling.
This new edition provides the most up-to-date guide to travelling the Highway from British Columbia through the Yukon and Alaska to Prudhoe Bay. Information covered includes places to eat and stay, useful websites and regional and town maps.
Author: Dan Szczesny
Publisher: Folded Word
Release Date: 2016-06-07
MOSQUITO RAIN is a story of discovery as travel writer Dan Szczesny (THE NEPAL CHRONICLES and THE ADVENTURES OF BUFFALO AND TOUGH COOKIE) searches Alaska for the true meaning of its nickname: The Last Frontier. From Anchorage to Denali to Fairbanks to Valdez. From the Arctic Circle to Delta Junction. From glaciers to pipelines to the ferry through Prince Edward Sound. Szczesny and his wife bomb their way over dirt roads and broken highways, making their adventure up as they go. Whether he's finding a hidden salmon-fishing spot, walking inside a glacier, or watching eagles soar over Valdez Bay, Szczesny's Alaska is terrifying and beautiful: a land of equal parts danger and wonder. So brush off the mosquitoes, boil up some dehydrated noodles, and enjoy discovering an Alaska you never knew existed. William O'Daly, author of THE ROAD TO ISLA NEGRA and translator of Pablo Neruda's WORLD'S END, says: "With his clear, vivid narrative and deep humanity, Dan Szczesny invites us to join him and his wife, Meenakshi, as they ride in their small SUV along Alaskan highways and back roads, camping in the ceaseless light of summer wherever the journey takes them - a Walmart parking lot populated with fellow campers, the wilderness of Denali National Park, the interior of the Worthington Glacier, the Yukon River, the Arctic Circle, and astonishing settings in between. Amid a wilderness both achingly beautiful and treacherous, the spirit finds sustenance in the teeming salmon and the wind, in the mineral water of the melting glacier, and in the unforeseen."
The MILEPOST� is Alaska's best known and most extensive travel guide. It was first published in 1949 as a 72-page mile-by-mile guide to the recently opened to the public Alaska ("Alcan") Highway. The 2017 edition has more than 700 pages of detailed travel information on 30 major routes--including the Alaska Highway, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year--and 60 side trips, totaling more than 15,000 miles of road in Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, British Columbia and Alberta. The "quintessential reference" to Alaska travel, The MILEPOST� offers mile-by-mile descriptions of all highways, with details on accommodations, camping, sightseeing, attractions and services, as well as fascinating facts on the history and wildlife of the North. Trip planning help and answers to frequently asked questions are addressed in the Travel Planning section, with features on crossing the border, traveling with pets, the Alaska ferry system and suggested itineraries. The MILEPOST� includes more than 100 city and road maps; the wildly popular pull-out Plan-A-Trip Map; more than 600 photos; and free access to a digital edition of the book.
The most comprehensive, best-selling guide book on Alaska fishing, is also the most well--endorsed title on the subject. Written by ten of Alaska's most respected experts. 464 color pages feature stellar photography by Alaskan artists. The insiders guide, now revised, and expanded, is in full-color. Covers all 17 major Alaska sport species (fresh/salt waters), all methods (fly/spin/bait), and all regions of the state, with details on over 300 of the most productive locations. Includes information on regional climate/conditions, run timing, services' costs, trophy/records, USGS map references, regulations, etc. Bonus back section with trip planner, flies for Alaska, knots, fish filleting, and a comprehensive 2,500-entry cross-referenced index. Over 500 color photos, maps, and charts/diagrams. Beautifully illustrated, Alaska Fishing offers a visual feast of this scenic wonderland, with content that not only thoroughly informs, but also captures the imagination and heart of the reader.
Canada resident and avid outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead gives you his unique perspective on British Columbia, from dining at the best of Vancouver's 3,000 restaurants and cafés to skiing and snowboarding on the world-class slopes of Whistler/Blackcomb. Hempstead offers unique trip ideas that utilize the region's amazing outdoor options, such as Winter Fun and B.C. Road Trip. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon British Columbia has lots of options for a range of travel budgets. Complete with guidance on whale-watching near Telegraph Cove, hiking the Stanley Glacier Trail, and camping near Mount Robson, Moon British Columbia gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
From the Arctic to Bristol Bay, this book covers all the fabulous fishing opportunities throughout Alaska. With this resource, anglers can fly into Anchorage, rent a camper, and be catching trophy salmon and trout within hours of arrival. Includes 109 detailed river and lake maps--a big book for a big state.