January 1993
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p14
The article discusses the challenges of exploring rivers in Alaska. Part of a river adventure involves getting to the river. At times this can be difficult, on unpaved four-wheel drive roads or, more frequently, by air. Entire watersheds are essentially primitive, with few or no official landing strips. Part of the challenge of running a river is being prepared for fickle weather and unpredictable transportation. Fourteen days of canoeing on the Kobuk River may begin with four days of sitting in Kotzebue as travelers wait for acceptable flying weather. And at the end of a trip, a storm in Ambler could delay the flight.


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