The Big Butte Burn

The Big Butte Burn

I returned to my Jackson Hole cabin in August to build a driveway monument to mark my house number.  You might recall that lawyers and developers snitched about 400′ of my property when I was in Antarctica in 2004/5 which ended up in court.  My drive is now...
Netshed II

Netshed II

My net shed is woefully full of junk and the siding need replacement. I’ve stockpiled lumber that I cut on Mitkof Island and it’s taking up the space that I need to fix up old boats. Time to roll up my sleeves…… Harry never threw away anything...
Return to Kupreanof–2019

Return to Kupreanof–2019

After leaving the Tetons–spectacular Spring weather here on the road up to Jenny Lake–my old haunting grounds–it’s back to Seattle to get the Alaska homestead back up to snuff. I stop for 5 days in Seattle to the new Ranger Doug’s...

Katahdin’s Final Trip South

It’s been a great summer in Kupreanof and by mid-August, I make the final jump off the dock with Katahdin and point her south after 16 years of enduring rain and freezing winters. She’s a bit weary from lack of paint and some rot looms in dark corners.  I...

Katahdin South

  Time to haul the Katahdin out for the fifth time here in Petersburg.  I’m taking her south for perhaps the last time on my watch after 16 years of Alaska cruising. There is always the expected bouillabaisse to be found so we pressure wash her underbelly...

Ranger Doug goes to Washington–Trip 5

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted so it’s time to fill you in on my wanderings (I’ll fill in the hiatus over the next few months).  Here goes: It’s another trip to Washington for Ranger Doug–my fifth and the mission is the...