erin and hig
Barb Johnson reminded Judy and me of the blog Journey on the Wild Coast last night, as we drove back from moonlight skiing in Archangel Valley. Barb's husband Steve told me about the blog five weeks ago, and I'd neglected to look it up. I found it this evening at Muskegger.
Wow! A Seattle couple with a keen sense of Alaska's future are around halfway through a journey from Seattle to Unimak Island. By packraft, skis and foot. They're near St. Elias Island now. When they get to Seward - or maybe Day Harbor - they'll switch to skis, coming up the Kenai Penninsula and western ridges of the Chugach Mountains. They'll then follow the Iditarod Trail until they turn left to go down the northern slopes of the Aleutian Range.
Then, they'll head to the Pebble Mine site. That is part of the spiritual underpinning of the trip. And that's the main reason I'm categorizing their blog as an Alaskan Progressive Blog.
I've been looking at a few Alaska trek blogs lately. This one is almost on another level, way above most in its overall impact. The combination of the photography, and essays, along with the narrative power of the package is unique. They prepared for this trip on a Himalayan expedition level.