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Joan Larsen’s Life Stories: Tales From the Edge – Walking With Grizzlies

February 8, 2017

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By Joan Larsen A very large grizzly bear, standing in the water, greeted us as our tiny float plane  landed on the calm waters of Naknek Lake and coasted toward the shore of Katmai National Park in Alaska.  Snapping pictures like mad from the windows, we watched him lumber off to tell his friends that […]

Alice Friedemann in Earth’s Wildest Places, Part 2: Glorious Tebay Lakes in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias

June 8, 2016

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By Alice Freidemann Photos by Jeffery Kahn Wrangell-St.Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska, America’s largest national park, had only come into being in 1980 – and since then, it has acted as a drawing card for those who are drawn to wild landscapes. The few people who have actually settled there continue to live […]

Alice Friedemann Explores One of Earth’s Wildest Places on Foot: Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

June 1, 2016

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By Alice Friedemann If you want to find out what it was like to live in the Ice Age, you might want to head for Iceberg Lake in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.  It’s about a 7 hour drive east from Anchorage.  But you can also fly into that dot on the map that is remote […]

Joan Larsen Encore: Tales From the Edge – Walking With Grizzlies

June 18, 2014

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By Joan Larsen A very large grizzly bear, standing in the water, greeted us as our tiny float plane  landed on the calm waters of Naknek Lake and coasted toward the shore of Katmai National Park in Alaska.  Snapping pictures like mad from the windows, we watched him lumber off to tell his friends that […]

Joan Larsen Encore: The Good Life – My Hidden Hideaway in Denali

March 19, 2014

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By Joan Larsen “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves, and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes. And we travel, in essence, to become young  again—to slow time down and fall in love with life once more.”  — Pico Iver   Once in a while in our travels, […]

Joan Larsen Encore: The Good, the Bad, and the Grizzly

February 26, 2014

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All of those traveling to Denali National Park are given “the lecture” by a park ranger before setting out, warning about the dangers of hiking alone and the distance that must be kept between you and a grizzly to be safe.  Unfortunately, the bears do not receive the lecture.  It is where they live and […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: A Peek at the Good Life at a Hidden Hideaway in Denali

June 5, 2013

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By Joan Larsen   The summers in the States seem to have gone from just plain hot to – well – the “sweltering look” that promises to be fashionable at home for another year.  The word “escape” sounds more tantalizing by the week.  But with travel itself becoming more dear, I don’t just want to […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: Tales From the Edge – Walking With Grizzlies

March 13, 2013

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By Joan Larsen A very large grizzly bear, standing in the water, greeted us as our tiny float plane  landed on the calm waters of Naknek Lake and coasted toward the shore of Katmai National Park in Alaska.  Snapping pictures like mad from the windows, we watched him lumber off to tell his friends that […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel Stories: The Good, the Bad, and the Grizzly

August 29, 2012

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Less than a week ago in Alaska’s Denali National Park, a hiker, travelling alone, was mauled and killed by a grizzly bear.  Park officials stated that this was the first such fatality in 100 years.  All of those traveling to the Park are given “the lecture” by a park ranger before setting out, warning about […]