Walking the glacier is the "easy" way to get up the mountain. Larre took the route countless times to explore and to hunt. These two episodes recount some of the treks he took with the boys, his brother and friends.
Larre and his brother Tuck hunted Kodiak brown bear the last week of April in 1986. It was Larre's first "last chance for an Alaska hunt."
8-Day Cruise out of Seward, Alaska: Whales, Glaciers, Eagles, Sea Lions, Porpoises and Lots of Fish!
This may be our last cruise on the Best Friends. We're selling the boat, and hope to find someone who will enjoy it as much as we have. For someone looking for a lifestyle business, this is ideal. You can live aboard the boat, and take out visitors to share the beauty of wild Alaska.
Fireworks in Seward started at 12:01 a.m. on the Fourth of July. We slept in a bit in the morning, and headed out at noon for a shakedown cruise and testing of the fishing gear.
Along the way we found the best cinnamon buns in the galactic cluster, learned a new way to keep a pet occupied, heard about a buggy job and met some friendly tourists from Germany.
Instead of relaxing on the boat, we met a couple of nice police officers and then had a late dinner.
We had great weather, experienced only one minor setback, and met some great people.
It's not the only time he's forgotten to bring his compass.
The plan was to find the deer along the shoreline, as the snow usually pushes them down from the mountain heights by this time of the year.
I got the opposite of a window seat on that flight.
In case of emergency: Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.
Drizzly rain? Sure, it's Kodiak. Snow? Sure, it's October. Gale force winds and pouring rain? You gotta know when to throw in the towel.
Hikers should be aware that all that's green is not good.
Many travelers imagine driving 1,400 miles of gravel road with temperatures ranging “from 90 degrees above zero to 70 degrees below zero. Men will have to fight swamps, rivers, ice and cold. Mosquitoes, flies and gnats will not only be annoying but will cause bodily harm”
Hear about fishing the Peshtigo and Menominee Rivers, then listen in on a conversation Larre had with son Casey as they reminisce about a moose hunt that came with an extra special challenge and reward.
You don't have to look too hard for bears on the Alaska peninsula—they will find you.
More people are injured each year by moose than by bears.
For a more remote experience, try one of these gravel excursions.
"You girls wait here while I go back to the boat."
If you love to fish, it's worth the extra effort to get out to Kodiak.