Followed four bears down the road in Alaska alvin September 28, 2017 - 8:08pm

Then there was the time I followed four bears down the road in Alaska.

September colors, Talkeetna, Alaska alvin September 19, 2017 - 9:59am

A few more September colors from Talkeetna, Alaska

Leaving the cabin in Talkeetna, Alaska alvin September 17, 2017 - 9:13pm

Around this date ten years ago I left the little cabin in Talkeetna, Alaska, and started the long drive back to the Lower 48.

Denali, as seen from Talkeetna alvin September 17, 2017 - 10:15am

Denali, as seen from the rivers in Talkeetna, Alaska, in September, 2007.

Fishing with the bears in Kenai Peninsula, Alaska alvin September 14, 2017 - 1:03pm

To fish in Alaska, you have to really want it.

A bear walks into a hotel ... alvin September 11, 2017 - 9:00pm

A black bear walked into the Breeze Inn in Seward, Alaska, but was encouraged to leave.

Enjoyed Cowboys & Aliens in Wasilla, Alaska alvin August 9, 2017 - 3:41pm

Enjoyed Cowboys & Aliens at Wasilla’s fancy new stadium seating movie theater. How strange to walk out of a theater and into a valley of fireweed surrounded by misty mountains.

(A Facebook post from Wasilla, Alaska, August 9, 2011.)

The Sun finally sets in Barrow, Alaska alvin August 3, 2017 - 10:39am

After 84 days, the Sun finally set in Barrow, Alaska (now known as Utqiaġvik) on August 2, 2017.

(Image from this Twitter page.)

Polar bear photos (mom and cub) alvin July 31, 2017 - 11:20am

Photos of mom and cub polar bears. I hoped O’Reilly would use these for the cover of the Scala Cookbook — because of the whole “scalable” thing, and to help raise awareness about climate change — but whoever puts images on their book covers had something else in mind.