Doug Fine

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BEST KAYAKING ROUTE [Point Adolphus] The paddling is easy and the humpback whales are plentiful on Alaska Discovery Wilderness Adventures' Point Adolphus trip. The three-day, two-night sea-kayaking...

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At twice the size of Texas, Alaska isn't easy to boil down into a "best of" list. The fact is, just about every cranny of this behemoth state can be labeled with a superlative: the wildest, the most...

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BEST REMOTE BEAR VIEWING [Katmai National Park and Preserve] Getting to Katmai National Park and Preserve, located on the Alaska Peninsula west of Kodiak Island, can be a schlep: Visitors have to get...

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BEST HALIBUT FISHING [Kachemak Bay] There's prime halibut fishing from the deep salt water off Alaska's panhandle in the east to Bristol Bay in the west, but the appeal of chartering a boat in Homer...

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BEST PLACE TO GET OVERWHELMED BY BALD EAGLES [Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve] The swirling confluence of three rivers—the Tsirku, Chilkat, and Klehini—near Haines causes an upwelling of...