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November 8, 2016

Tracks Across the Tundra – a multimedia event

Friday, November 11 from 7-9 PM

Join us for a multimedia evening of travel, endurance and exploration as two Alaskan explorers, Luc Mehl and Kristin Gates, tell individual stories of packrafting, through-hiking and skiing across the Brooks Range. There will be a Q&A session after both presentations.
Admission is $10 at the door, $5 for students and military.
The Palace Saloon is located in the little village of historical cabins in Pioneer Park.

October 20, 2016

Free Moose Chili and Salmon Chowder Oct. 22nd in Fairbanks!

Saturday, October 22nd

11:00 am – 2 pm

Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks

It’s AFN in Fairbanks and we want to make sure people are getting together and eating real food! We will have moose chili and salmon chowder until it runs out. There will be a fire and hot drinks too. Come enjoy!

October 16, 2016

My eyes smile again: A caribou hunt up the Kobuk River

Caribou hunting on the Kobuk River, a life of gratitude and love.

“NALUQ — There’s something about being out in the country 10 miles up the Kobuk from Kiana. In the open air. Having the freedom of a river. Feeling the grounding of black spruce trees. Hearing the lightness in heart from friends’ laughter. And eating a breakfast prepared on a Coleman stove in a warm cabin. Feeling enveloped by the cabin in a place called Naluq.

There’s something about walking up a hill covered in ayuu with its tundra smell, ready to pick for tea. And getting to the top and seeing caribou walk toward you. There’s something about glassing them through the binoculars and seeing their awareness. Of sounds. Of each other. Of smells. Seeing their strong urge to keep moving, moving, moving. To make it south before the snow sticks…”  Read the full article My eyes smile again: A caribou hunt up the Kobuk River