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Alaska trapping article in ADN

Alaska has changed. It’s time for trapping regulations to change too.

Anchorage Daily News, April 11, 2022

“Every winter, dogs in Alaska are maimed and killed by snares and powerful ‘quick-kill’ Conibear crushing traps placed, virtually without restriction, in public multi-use areas.”

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Adak article in ADN

One Man’s Mountain

Alaska Landmine Special Feature, December 2, 2019

“The mountain goes unnamed on current maps and hikers simply refer to it as ‘East McHugh,’ but 1979 USGS maps briefly gave it its own name: Ruby…”

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Adak article in ADN

The bizarre story of Campbell Lake, the private lake that isn’t

Alaska Landmine Special Feature, September 20, 2019

“It all started because Alaska Landmine Creative Director Paxson Woelber just wanted to go packrafting…”

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Backpacker Magazine article

Trekking into the storm-battered, golden beauty of Adak Island

Anchorage Daily News, June 17, 2019

“We smelled the sea lions before we saw them. The pungent, fishy odor began at the wave-scoured sea lion rookery, climbed towering black cliffs of volcanic rock and finally reached us on the grassy, lake-dappled tundra.”

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Backpacker Magazine article

Trekking Where Time Stops

Backpacker Magazine, May 2016 Issue

“When I hoist myself onto the plate of blue and silver ice, I’m startled to see a caribou skeleton. It’s almost perfectly intact its antlers pointing upward to the ragged, 6,000-foot peaks of the Brooks Range around us…”

Available in the May 2016 Issue

We Alaskans cover

Adak Adventure

Cover story in We Alaskans, Alaska Dispatch News, May 10, 2015

“Our rented pickup lurches through the tundra in the pre-dawn dark, three of us packed into the cab in a swirl of gas fumes, bullets rattling on the dashboard.”

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ADN slideshow

300 miles across Alaska’s North Slope to the Arctic Ocean

Short article and slideshow in Alaska Dispatch News, November 22, 2013

“‘See the polar bear?’ Chelsea yells back at me through the cold wind.”

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