Alaska Adventures are stories from people who live in Alaska, used to live in Alaska, or from people who experienced the Great Land during a visit.
As we started picking up
speed I remember the
feeling of the cold
evening air on my face,
and how it seemed like
we were going very fast.
I could hear the dog's
paws as they ran and
pulled the sled which was
now filled with my skinny
10 year old frame.
Did you know any Eskimos?
Did you live in an igloo?
How could you stand all
that snowy whiteness?
Is it always dark there?
Is it always daylight there?
These are some of the
questions people ask when
they discover I lived in
Alaska for 26 years.
It was a tiny two room
Alaska cabin with a very
steep stairway connecting
two floors. It also featured
a very "rustic" outhouse and
had no running water.
One day when I was
starting to go downstairs
my world instantly went
into slow motion.
Most people had a dog or
a cat for a pet, but in keeping
with being a true Alaskan
character born into a family
of Alaskan characters,
my grand father
had a pet bear.
It was the hardest and most dangerous work I have ever
done in my life. When I was
16 years old my dad got me
a job on a "purse seiner".
I had no idea what a
purse seiner was,
but I was about to find out.
He couldn't get up -
Moments ago he was about
to take a great picture, but
now he was flat on his back,
about to get stomped by
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People who live, or have lived in Alaska, and those who visit Alaska love to have adventures in the great state.
Your adventure could be a hike through the woods, a picnic by a waterfall, or a scenic drive.
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Your adventures in the 49th state could be a quiet visit to a glacier, or a heart pounding white water river ride.
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My Alaska Cabin Adventure
An old homesteader named Al, rented our family a tiny two story cabin off Goose Bay road near Wasilla, Alaska. Al had lived in the cabin before he built …
Davy Crockett in Alaska?
You've heard the theme song from the classic TV show "Davy Crockett" where they sing about how Davy "killed him a bear when he was only three." Well, …
Alaska--All the Colors of White
Did you know any Eskimos? Did you live in an igloo? How could you stand all that snowy whiteness? Is it always dark there? Is it always …
Joey Bear and Joe
My grandfather Joe Bayless was born in Circle, Alaska in 1910 on the banks of the Yukon River when it was a "super Highway" running through Alaska from …
Commercial Fishing in Alaska Part 2
At the ripe old age of 16, my father got me a job on a commercial fishing boat out of Cordova, Alaska on Prince William Sound. The boat was a Purse …
Anna, a Bluebell Flower and a Rainbow Trout
Wasilla, Alaska is surrounded by rivers, lakes and streams where the fishing is good. And when you're ready to fish, the first thing you want to know …
The Wasilla Ogre and the Fool
The Ogre came out of his house near downtown Wasilla, Alaska yelling at us and threatening us by waving a hatchet high over his head. When I was 10 …
Commercial Fishing in Alaska Part 1
It was the hardest and most dangerous work I have ever done in my life. When I was 16 years old our family moved to the small town of Cordova, Alaska …
Never Whistle at a Moose
If he didn't like the song I was whistling - I was toast. When I was 11 years old, my dad accepted a construction job that took our family from Anchorage, …
Dog Sledding in Alaska - My Amazing Ride
My first dog sled ride When I was 10 years old, our family lived in a small two room cabin (complete with an outhouse and no running water) on Goose Bay …
How to get a Moose to say "Cheese"
He couldn't get up - Moments ago he was about to take a great picture, but now he was flat on his back, about to get stomped by Mr. Moose. Do you …
Sledding on Thin Ice
What happens when you mix 4 boys ages 9 to 11, a toboggan sled and a very steep hill covered with over a foot of freshly fallen snow? There is one more …
The Cordova Iceworm Festival Conception Not rated yet
Cordova, Alaska was very sleepy and dead during the months of January, February, and March. Even though the shortest day of the year on the 22nd of …
The Cordova Alaska Fire Not rated yet
The fire spread quickly through an entire city block in the picturesque coastal town of Cordova, Alaska - It was very early in the morning on May 2nd, …
Reading the stories above might just bring back memories of your own.
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You don't have to be a great writer to post your memories of Alaska here on this website. What's important here is for you to share your memories and experiences living in, or visiting the great land.
Did your family go berry picking in Alaska? Did you spend your weekends boating on Big Lake? Or you might recall your first trip to Portage Glacier.
The stories on this page represent the precious memories of the authors.
What were your adventures?
Did you -
Pick berries, go hiking, run white water rapids, go skiing,
fly with an Alaskan bush pilot, or did you do some commercial fishing?
Maybe your adventure was staying in a rustic cabin or visiting Mount Denali (McKinley).
Alaska is a huge state and the variety of adventures that are experienced by Alaskans and visitors alike are endless.
Maybe you traveled around the state and got to experience the many areas of Alaska. Or maybe you were really adventurous and spent time far away from civilization, like the people in one of those "living in Alaska" TV shows.
And speaking of Alaska TV shows, did you ever look for Alaskan gold?
No matter what your 49th state adventures were, the website visitors here on AnchorageMemories.com will love reading about them. And so will your family and friends.
And one of the great things about posting your Alaska stories online is that people all over the world can read them. And that means, no matter where your family and friends live, as long as they have internet access, they can read what you post here.
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