Alaska Adventures

You'll experience great Alaska Adventures in this collection of stories. You can post your stories too.

Alaska Adventures

Thank you for all the stories
and your website, Anchorage
” Richard

Reading the stories below might just bring back memories of your own.

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.

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Stuck on an island 
Our family arrived at Camp Island near Petersburg in Southeast Alaska on Sept. 9, 1959. How we got there is quite a story. We were living in Charleston, …

The Flip Side Of
Peter Dana show
My dad hosted a show back in 1967 or 68. It was either called "The Flip Side of Peter Dana" or "The Peter Dana show". My dad was an entertainer, self-taught …

The Great Cordova Fire 
On the morning of May 2, 1963, I got up as usual, shaved, showered had breakfast and had just finished putting on my coat to go to school when the fire …

A The Alaska
Railroad Brat
My dad was an officer for The Alaska Railroad. As a railroad brat, I had access to a free pass as did several of my friends. I don't remember who …

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 "superhighway" running through Alaska from …

the Laundry Train Car
There was only one place for my brother and I to sit on this run of the Alaska Railroad. It was on a pile of dirty laundry in the luggage car. Yes, …

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 …

Wedding of the Year
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This is the story of a wedding that took place in March 1970. It was taken from letters written by Wilma Knox to her sister Bette. Fortier/Tiffany

The Cordova Iceworm Festival
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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 …

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Girdwood, Alaska


the oldest bar in Alaska

(right side)

Photo courtesy of Gene Gough

Girdwood, Alaska 1948Imagine Girdwood in 1948

Alaska Adventures

Alaska Kayaking

Alaska KayakingA popular Alaska sport

What a great way to experience Alaska. Except for the kayak, you're one with nature.

Too Close for Comfort

Alaska mooseA close encounter with Alaska wildlife

Every so often we might be tempted to get a little too close to wildlife.

River Rafting

Alaska river raftingRiding a wild Alaska river

Imagine the thrill of going down a swift moving river where the sights and sounds of wild Alaska fill your heart with joy and memories to last a lifetime.

Alaska Adventures

What were your adventures?

Did you -

Pick berries, go hiking, run white water rapids, go skiing?

Fly with an Alaskan bush pilot, or do some commercial fishing?

Maybe your adventure was staying in a rustic cabin or visiting Mount Denali (McKinley).

Alaska is a massive state and the variety of adventures that are experienced are endless.


An Alaskan Brown BearA Bear's walk in the Great Land

God's handy work is on display all over the Great Land. The picture above shows how big the vast area of the 49th state really is.

Cordova "Ice Worm" Festival

Cordova Iceworm FestivalHave you ever seen an Ice Worm?

Time for fun. Alaskans enjoy local events like the Cordova Ice Worm Festival or Anchorage's Fur Rendezvous and gatherings of residents around the state all have a special place in the hearts of so many who call this state home.


Kenai Fjords

Kenai FjordsGet your camera ready

A sight you'll never forget once you've experienced this majestic place. People the world over travel here just to take a picture or two and to be able to say “I was there.”

Alaska Adventures

Maybe you traveled around the state and got to experience the many areas of Alaska. Or perhaps 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 Great Land TV shows, did you ever look for Alaskan gold?

No matter what your 49th state adventures were, the website visitors here on Anchorage will love reading about them. And so will your family and friends.

One of the great things about posting your stories online is that people all over the world can read them. And that means, regardless of where your family and friends live, as long as they have internet access, they can read what you post here.

Stories of Lives Lived

in this Special Place

called Alaska

Rugged individuals whose hearts long for a life that only the Great Land can provide.

Talk to anyone who lives in the Great Land, or used to live there, and they'll have at least one story about a memorable adventure or an unforgettable character they know in the state.

Gold miners, homesteaders, or those who populate tiny towns and villages from South Eastern to Point Barrow.

But even people who live in the Great Land's biggest cities have stories to tell about experiences rich in adventure. Stories that will stay in their memories for a lifetime.

And that's what we celebrate here.


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