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Moon Anchorage, Denali & the Kenai Peninsula
     

Moon Anchorage, Denali & the Kenai Peninsula

by Don Pitcher
 

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Seasoned travel writer Don Pitcher shares the best ways to experience all that Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula have to offer, from Anchorage Museum's fascinating exhibits to Resurrection Bay's breathtaking wildlife tours. Pitcher leads travelers to the highlights of both areas, offering tips on how to make an Anchorage stay enjoyable and affordable and which of

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Seasoned travel writer Don Pitcher shares the best ways to experience all that Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula have to offer, from Anchorage Museum's fascinating exhibits to Resurrection Bay's breathtaking wildlife tours. Pitcher leads travelers to the highlights of both areas, offering tips on how to make an Anchorage stay enjoyable and affordable and which of the Kenai Peninsula's many outdoor recreational opportunities shouldn't be passed up. Complete with information on taking a boat trip to Portage Glacier, stepping into the past in old mining town Hope, and watching for belugas and bore tides on Turnagain Arm, Moon Anchorage & the Kenai Peninsula gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612381466
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing
Publication date:
06/11/2013
Series:
Moon Handbooks Travel Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Perhaps Don Pitcher’s love of travel came about because he moved so much as a child; by age 15 he had lived in six states and two dozen East Coast and Midwestern towns. Don’s family hails from Maine, but he was born in Atlanta, making him a southerner with New England blood. He moved west for college, receiving a master's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where his thesis examined wildfires in high elevation forests of Sequoia National Park. When his first (and only) scientific paper was published, he appeared headed into the world of ecological research.

Don landed what seemed the coolest job on the planet shortly after grad school: being flown around Alaska’s massive Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in a helicopter while conducting fire research. Wild places continued to beckon, and over the next fifteen years Don built backcountry trails, worked as a wilderness ranger, mapped grizzly habitat, and operated salmon weirs—anything to avoid an office job. After that first season in Alaska, he spent three months in the South Pacific, and quickly found himself addicted to travel. His explorations eventually took him to thirty-five countries and all fifty states.

Don is the author of Moon Anchorage & the Kenai Peninsula, Moon Alaska, Moon Wyoming, Moon San Juan Islands, and Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton. He also produced three photographic books for Fodor's, served as editor for Best Places Alaska, and is a contributor to Triporati.com and other websites, as well as DK Travel books. Don's photos have appeared in a multitude of publications and advertisements, and his fine art prints are sold in many Alaska and Washington galleries.

Don lives in Homer, Alaska with his wife, Karen Shemet, and their children, Aziza and Rio. When not busy on other projects, he also works as a wedding photographer and volunteer radio DJ. Visit donpitcher.com to read his blog and learn more about his writing and photography projects.

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