Identical twins Miki and Julie Collins trap, hunt, fish, and garden in Alaska's wilderness just north of Denali National Park in Alaska's vast interior. Their closest companions are loyal sled dogs and Icelandic horses, which eat fish and can withstand northern extremes. Whether taking a 1,900-mile excursion around Alaska by dog sled, defending their huskies from a charging grizzly, or dealing with a panicked horse in an airborne plane, the Collins sisters offer a new perspective on life in the northland. Theirs is an unusual lifestyle even by Alaska standards. In this revised second edition, the sisters share what has happened in their lives in the past twenty-five years.
|Publisher:||Epicenter Press, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)|
About the Author
Julie and Miki Collins grew up in the vast, roadless wilderness north of Denali National Park in Alaska, spending their childhood in a community of roughly thirty people scattered around the shores of a large lake. After seven years of correspondence home schooling, the twin sisters attended high school and college in Fairbanks, studying biology and journalism at the University of Alaska. Then they returned to their family's homestead, where they continue to live a traditional Bush lifestyle, trapping for fur, hunting for meat, fishing, and growing their own produce. Julie ran the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest, Miki once entered the Iditarod, and the sisters bought their first Icelandic horse, Lilja, in 1986.