Years ago, Stewart built a spring box around a seep on a ridge behind the cabin. His system reliably provided running water until 2009 when the box went dry. … More what about water?
In the summer of 2011, we installed satellite internet at the cabin. The next year we got rid of it. Here’s why.
… More do you have internet?
Yes, there are bears. Most years when we get to the cabin, we find some evidence that bears have visited while we were away: claw marks on the front steps, rain barrels pitched into the forest, swipes taken at the lid of the cold hole (the in-ground chamber where we store food that needs refrigeration), … More are there bears?
“It’s raining.” Stewart glances up from the novel he’s reading. “Look at that.” Hours pass like this. I sit in the cabin’s window seat while Stewart reads in the rocking chair by the woodstove, or the other way around. Whoever has the seat at the window — we call it “the perch” — has the job … More what kinds of animals do you see?
Of the hundreds of photos I’ve pawed through in the past few weeks, the one above stands out as a favorite. (Sorry, Alaskans, for the misspelling of Teklanika, but that’s part of the charm.) I can positively identify only three of the guys in this picture, but I believe I understand what every one of them is … More how did you build the cabin? (part 2)
This summer while we were at the cabin together, Stewart and I had time to look at some of his older stories about the land in Alaska. He wrote these pieces about a dozen years ago, and they’ve never been published. I’m excited to share them here. I’ve also enjoyed hunting for photos to include with these posts. Stewart … More how did you build the cabin? (part 1)