Just a few days ago, I was riding my fat bike up Windy Creek into Denali National Park and met along the trail, two young couples on a multi-day ski trip and one of the women had a small child on her back, bundled up against the strong cold winds of the day.....sure made me reminisce about being able to raise my son Tanner with lots of time out miles away from the road system and support other than what we had with us.
At the time, I made my living on horseback in the snow free part of the year and snowgo in the winter. Most all these photos are taken miles away from the roads, no cell phones, no real support and most are on multi day trips with clients! WHAT A LIFE! Boy, were we taking risks! But I would not do it any other way, and today there are lots of couples doing incredible trips with kids in tow....my hat is off to all of them or you.
Author kirk martakis
Born in New York, came to Alaska in 1979 and have never looked back. Been a great wild ride, now at 57 yrs old, these are my thoughts.
Please remember these posts are my opinions, and truly mean nothing. We do have a great place to experience, and don't let my 'rambling' to keep you from visiting us, I promise not to 'ramble' when you are here.