Off in the distance were rapids. The Teklanika River raged. The volume and force of the water was powerful. There was nothing that could be done. We were 16 miles out on the Stampede Trail, now called the Stampede Road, 8 miles from the â€œInto The Wildâ€ bus, and there was nothing we could do. Craig, with a rope tied around his waist, attempted to wade across, but to no avail. It could not be done.
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Into The Alaskan Wilderness
June 25, 2009 – 3:23 pm
By Nels Thoreson | Posted in North America, USA | Also tagged Call of the Wild, Coke Wallace, Into The Wild, Jon Krakauer, Midnight Sun Safaris, Polaris Ranger 6X6, Ron Lamothe, Sean Penn, Stampede Road, Stampede Trail, Teklanika River | Comments (3)
Nelsâ€™ Notes: Nomadic Wandering Shenanigans June 12-19, 2009
June 19, 2009 – 3:32 am
Sometimes I have to take a step back, look around, and maybe even pinch myself to realize that this is real. We are beyond fortunate, and this last week has been like no other. When one is able to mix incredible people with amazing adventure its result is almost surreal. Alaska and its people are one of those places, hands down.
By Nels Thoreson | Posted in Accomodation Reviews, Action Sports, Book and Media Recommendations, Expedition Updates, North America, USA | Also tagged Alaska, Coke Wallace, Denali View Lodge, Earth Song Lodge, Eddie Vedder, Elizabeth Gilbert, Esther Golton, Hard Sun, Healy, Into The Wild, jim kloss, Mahay's Riverboat Service, Midnight Sun Safaris, Mount McKinley, Nenana, talkeetna, Talkeetna Air Taxi, Talkeetna Bed and Breakfast, The Last American Man, Touch of the Wilderness B & B Inn, Trapper John's Cabin, USA, whole wheat radio | Comments (1)