Some Things Are Cool

"You don't know if you don't go."

June 18, 2017

Unexpected Unemployment & Arrival in Anchorage


Interesting news:


I was laid off from my job recently – last day was May 19th. It’s too bad because I was excited to get into water infrastructure engineering, but we just didn’t win the proposals we hoped to and I was low man on the totem pole. Never fret, I’m back in Alaska for the summer, and I plan on traveling around and picking up work over the next three months.


It’s sort of like my blog was left in a time capsule for one year and here I am to pick it up again. (more…)

July 11, 2016

Overnight trip to Bremner Historic Mining District


Last week I was dropped off at Bremner Historic Mining District (wiki) by our flagship bush plane, a 1949 de Havilland Beaver. We approached with a slight tailwind and landed in a heap. (more…)

July 3, 2016

Alaskan Get-togethers

I’ve glimpsed something that those who don’t know, hope still exists.



Trip Highlights


I made up a visual index of my best stories from the road.


This is where I recommend you start.




Photo Gallery


My favorite pictures from across the country, individually annotated and organized by state.




National Park Cliff Notes


Short descriptions of the history and geography of each national park with a few recommendations on what to do.



Jump to a random national park



The less well known parks are better because of their obscurity.