Topic: Freezer Burned

The Wild Charley River (part I)

Written on August 20, 2020 at 2:14 pm, by

FREEZER BURNED: Tales of Inte­ri­or Alas­ka is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Steve Ulvi…  The plane lift­ed off the state run­way in Eagle on dense morn­ing air on anoth­er blue­bird July day. The drowsy sprawl of town and sweep of the Yukon Riv­er reced­ed under the right wing as we climbed with  Con­tin­ue Reading

Coming into the Country

Written on August 10, 2020 at 5:05 am, by

Click to enlarge pho­to. FREEZER BURNED: Tales of Inte­ri­or Alas­ka is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Steve Ulvi… Dur­ing the sum­mers of the 1970s, a trick­le of new­com­ers of dis­parate back­grounds, wheeled into the time­worn town of Eagle, Alas­ka.    Less than twen­ty years pri­or, a sea­son­al road had been blast­ed and  Con­tin­ue Reading

The Kings of the Yukon River

Written on July 19, 2020 at 5:33 am, by

FREEZER BURNED: Tales of Inte­ri­or Alas­ka is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Steve Ulvi… The days of sub­arc­tic sum­mer blend togeth­er and can unset­tle inter­nal rhythms. This is both a bless­ing and a curse, in hav­ing so many out­door activ­i­ties and a great­ly expand­ed oppor­tu­ni­ty to over­do it. The real­i­ty of  Con­tin­ue Reading

The Odds are Good, But the Goods are Odd

Written on June 24, 2020 at 9:04 am, by

FREEZER BURNED: Tales of Inte­ri­or Alas­ka is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Steve Ulvi… In case you have nev­er heard this pithy phrase describ­ing a sin­gle woman’s chances of meet­ing Mr. Nor­mal in Alas­ka, I did not come up with it. Some form of this lament sure­ly has echoed every­where along  Con­tin­ue Reading

Surface Water in a Subarctic Desert

Written on June 10, 2020 at 6:16 am, by

FREEZER BURNED: Tales of Inte­ri­or Alas­ka is a new reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Steve Ulvi… Near­ly every mol­e­cule of water that now cov­ers 70% of our plan­et was spewed in awe­some vol­canic erup­tions or car­ried frozen in aster­oids or comets that pum­meled a life­less earth for eons.  Any giv­en water mol­e­cule has  Con­tin­ue Reading

Spring Black Bears on the Yukon River

Written on May 26, 2020 at 8:14 am, by

FREEZER BURNED: Tales of Inte­ri­or Alas­ka is a new reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Steve Ulvi… After grit­ting through anoth­er sub-arc­tic win­ter, there was cel­e­bra­to­ry plea­sure in first ply­ing the roil­ing, wood-strewn waters of the Yukon Riv­er in spring. The boat sea­son fol­lowed sev­en to ten days of heavy run­ning ice. The  Con­tin­ue Reading

Neither Here, Nor There

Written on May 11, 2020 at 1:27 pm, by

This is the first in a series of sto­ries by Steve Ulvi… We can all use a bit more enter­tain­ment these days. Begin by con­jur­ing up the Far North. Way up, where invis­i­ble lon­gi­tu­di­nal lines get clos­er, just short of an invis­i­ble Arc­tic Cir­cle. Near­ly all of these camp­fire tales take place in a par­tic­u­lar chunk  Con­tin­ue Reading