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Featuring the complete text of...
Adventures in Nature

by Paul Otteson
from Avalon Travel Publishing

Use the chapter links to the right to find out anything you ever wanted to know about traveling in Alaska, or jump to the Appendix for tour, transport, charter, rental, and other listings. Alaskajourney.com covers:
  • Food & Lodging
  • Trail Guides
  • Highway Milepost Logs
  • Guides & Outfitters
  • Tour Companies
  • Wilderness Lodges
  • Transport information
  • Flightseeing companies
  • Fishing basics

Plus, full descriptions of all...

  • Parks
  • Preserves
  • Monuments
  • Wildlife Refuges
  • Wilderness Areas
  • Sightseeing Destinations

The Author
Paul Otteson is the Editor of Worldawaits.com and the author of guidebooks on Alaska, San Francisco and Northern California. Click HERE for more information on his books.

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Appendix Now Complete!
You'll find descriptions and contact info for dozens of air and transport services, outfitters, guides, tour companies, rentals, remote and wilderness lodging, information resources and more: HERE!
Chapter Links

1 / Why Alaska?

2 / Alaska: An Overview

3 / Conservation and Responsible Tourism

4 / Wildland and Wildlife (land, animals, flora)

5 / Special Interests and Activities (fishing, freshwater sports, flightseeing, hiking, backpacking, heli-hiking, drop-offs, sea kayaking, trail rides, wilderness stays)

6 / North to the 49th State (getting to and around Alaska, when to go, packing, cost, public lands, food and lodging)

7 / Southeast Alaska (Tongass NF, Hyder, Stewart, Misty Fiords, Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Wrangell, Petersburg, Admiralty Island, Juneau, Sitka, Tracy Arm, Haines, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Yakutat, etc.)

8 / Southcentral Mountains and Prince William Sound (Copper River, Glenallen, Tok Cutoff, Glenn Hwy., Richardson Hwy., Wrangell-St. Elias, McCarthy, Kennicott, Prince William Sound, Chugach NF, Cordova, Valdez, Whittier, etc.)

9 / Anchorage and Cook Inlet (Anchorage, Chugach SP, Seward Highway, Girdwood, Alyeska, Portage Glacier, Glenn Highway, Eklutna, Palmer, Wasilla, Hatcher Pass, Independence Mine, Lake Clark, etc.)

10 / The Kenai Peninsula (Seward Highway, Hope, Seward, Kenai Fjords, Sterling Highway, Soldotna, Kenai, Ninilchik, Homer, Kachemak Bay, Seldovia, Halibut Cove, etc.)

11 / Kodiak and the Alaska Peninsula (Kodiak, Katmai, McNeil River, Aniakchak, Chignik, Sand Point, King Cove, Cold Bay, Izembek, etc.)

12 / Aleutians and Bering Sea Islands (False Pass, Akutan, Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, Adak, Pribilof Islands, Saint Lawrence Island, etc.)

13 / Denali and the Alaska Range (Parks Highway, Talkeetna, Denali SP, Denali NP, Healy, Denali Highway, Delta and Gulkana Rivers, Richardson Highway, etc.)

14 / The Interior: Fairbanks and the Yukon Valley (Alaska Highway, Richardson Highway, Tetlin, Taylor Highway, Eagle, Yukon-Charley Rivers, Tok, Delta Junction, Fairbanks, Nenana, Chena Hot Springs, Steese Highway, White Mountains, Circle, Elliot Highway, Fort Yukon, Bettles and Evansville, etc.)

15 / Western Alaska (Wood-Tikchik SP, Dillingham, Bethel, Seward Peninsula, Nome, Bering Land Bridge, Kobuk Valley, Cape Krusenstern, etc.)

16 / Far North (Brooks Range, Dalton Highway, Arctic NWR, Gates of the Arctic, Anaktuvuk Pass, Noatak, North Slope, Kaktovik, Deadhorse, Barrow, etc.)

Appendix (transportation, outfitters, guides, tour companies, rentals, remote and wilderness lodging, information resources)