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Alaska Route Information
Alaska Coastal Routes. ... 29&t=36134
Alaska Inland Routes, South region. ... 29&t=40599
Alaska Inland Routes, North region. ... 29&t=40602
Alaska Inland Routes, Yukon region. ... 29&t=40585

Alaska Resources

UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kluane / Wrangell-St Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek.

UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves.
Aleutian Islands. ... ode=USA+01
Denali National Park. ... ode=USA+07
Noatak. ... ode=USA+16
Glacier Bay and Admiralty Island. ... ode=USA+41

National Historic Landmarks. ... _in_Alaska

National Parks.
Admiralty Island National Monument. ... ParkID=101
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. ... ional_Park
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. ... x?ParkID=6
Katmai National Park and Preserve. ... x?ParkID=7
Kenai Fjords National Park. ... x?ParkID=8
Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. ... ?ParkID=35
Misty Fjords National Monument. ... ?ParkID=54
Noatak National Preserve.
Sitka National Historical Park. ... ?ParkID=13
Tongass National Forest. ... ?ParkID=55

State Parks.

Environmental NGOs.
Nature Conservancy, Alaska. ... es/alaska/
Sierra Club, Alaska.

Handbook of the North American Indians.
William C Sturtevant, General Editor.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Volume 3: Environment, Origins, and Population.
Douglas H Ubelaker, Editor.
The natural environment of the continent to which Indian cultures adapted in prehistoric and historic times, natural resources utilized by these cultures, current knowledge of the earliest Indian occupation (before 9,000 BC), and human biology of Indian and Eskimo (Inuit) populations, prehistoric, historic and modern. 2006.
Volume 4: History of Indian-White Relations.
Wilcomb E Washburn, Editor.
History of Indian-White relations in the US and Canada following 1492. 1988.
Volume 5: Arctic.
David Damas, Editor.
Eskimo, Inuit and Aleut of US, Canada, Greenland and USSR. 1984.
Volume 6: Subarctic.
June Helm, Editor.
Indians from interior Alaska to Labrador. 1981.
Volume 7. Northwest Coast.
Wayne Suttles, Editor.
Indians of the coasts of southeast Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. 1990.
Volume 17: Languages.
Ives Goddard, Editor.
Native languages of North America spoken by American Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts. 1996.

General information, offline.
1. Many of the following items, and others, are available at Yukon Books. ... hp?cat=267 ... hp?cat=188
2. Another source (with many titles in French) is Christian Roux's site; ordering may be a problem though since the site is in France. Christian focuses on the Yukon but he lists also material of more general interest.
The four folders, with titles, are as follows.
(a) Yukon and its history.
(b) Guides.
(c) Flora and fauna.
(d) Novels and stories (London, Service, ...).
3. I found the Alaska Geographic bookstore to be the best source for Alaska information; it offers far more titles than posted below. ... store-home
4. To obtain more information on a topic, say hiking, Google one of the following items and follow your nose (some sites offer a list of related books).
Miscellaneous items.
North Slope Now. Alaska Geographic. Alaska Northwest Books (1989).
Over Alaska. (DVD) PBS. (2009).
Where Mountains Meet the Sea; Alaska's Gulf Coast. Alaska Geographic. Northwest Books (1972).
Armstrong, Robert H. Guide to the Birds of Alaska. Alaska Northwest Books. (2008)
Dufresne, Jim. Backpacking in Alaska. Lonely Planet. (1995).
Ferguson, Judy. Blue Hills: Alaska’s Promised Land. Glas Publishing, Big Delta (2003).
Ferguson, Judy. Parallel Destinies. Glas Publishing, Big Delta (2002).
Hanus, Josef and Josef M Hanus. Alaska Yukon & Northwest Territories. JH Fine Art Studio, Burnaby (year?). Ed note: Primarily photos
Littlepage, Dean. Hiking Alaska. A Guide to Alaska's Greatest Hiking Adventures. Falcon (2006).
Madsen, Ken. Wild Rivers, Wild Lands. Lost Moose Publishing, Whitehorse (1996).
McPhee, John. Coming into the Country. Farrar, Stratus and Giroux, New York (1991).
Molnia, Bruce. Glaciers of Alaska. Alaska Geographic (2001).
Molvar, Erik and Elayne Sears. Alaska on Foot. Wilderness Techniques for the Far North (Hiking and Climbing). Countryman Press (1996).
Nienhueser, Helen D and John Wolfe. 55 Ways to the Wilderness in Southcentral Alaska. Mountaineers Books (2002).
Pitcher, Don. Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula. Avalon Travel Publishing (2009).
Ryan, Alan. The Reader’s Companion to Alaska. Ed note: Collection of travel writing. Publisher ? (year?).
Tyson, John. Anchorage; Best Easy Day Hikes. Falcon (2009).
Vanasse, Deb. Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska: Including the Kenai Peninsula, Prince William Sound, and Denali National Park. Insider's Guide (2009).
Coffee-table books.
Hirschmann, Fred and Suzan Nightingale (essay). Alaska. Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company (1994).
Kelley, Mark. Alaska: A Photographic Excursion. Mark Kelley (2007)
Wolfe, Art. The Inside Passage to Alaska. Sasquatch Books (2008).
Wolfe, Art and Nick Jans. Alaska. Sasquatch Books (2010).
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Wikipedia entry. ... ife_Refuge
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Edited by Penny Rennick. Alaska Geographic (1993).
Bass, Rick. Caribou Rising: Defending the Porcupine Herd, Gwich-'in Culture, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Sierra Club Books (2004).
Lentfer, Hank and Carolyn Servid (Editors). Arctic Refuge: A Circle of Testimony. Milkweed Editions (2001).
Madsen, Ken. Under the Arctic Sun: Gwich'in, Caribou and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Earthtales Press (2002).
Brooks Range and Gates of the Arctic.
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. ... ional_Park
The Brooks Range. Edited by Penny Rennick. Alaska Geographic (1996).
Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve; Trails Illustrated Map. National Geographic Society (2000).
Gates of the Arctic; Alaska's Brooks Range. DVD ... the-arctic
Marshall, Robert and Rick Bass. Alaska Wilderness: Exploring the Central Brooks Range. University of California Press (2005).
Alaska Geographic, Denali folder.
Denali. Alaska Geographic Society. Alaska Northwest Books (1989).
Denali National Park and Preserve; Trails Illustrated Map. National Geographic Society (2007).
Capps, Kris. Denali Road Guide. ... road-guide
Kavanagh, James and Raymond Leung. Denali Wildlife: An Introduction to the Wildlife of Denali National Park & Denali State Park. Waterford Press (2001).
Pratt, Verna E. Wildflowers of Denali National Park. Alaskakrafts Publishing (1993).
Scoggins, Dow. Discovering Denali: A Complete Reference Guide to Denali National Park and Mount McKinley, Alaska. IUniverse (2004).
Glacier Bay.
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. ... x?ParkID=6
Glacier Bay National Park; Trails Illustrated Map. National Geographic Society. (1999).
Dufresne, Jim. Glacier Bay National Park: A Backcountry Guide to the Glaciers and Beyond. Mountaineers Books (1987).
Jettmar, Karen. Alaska's Glacier Bay. Alaska Northwest Books, Portland (year?).
Kelley, Mark. Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. Mark Kelley Photography (2000). Ed note: Coffee-table book.
Kenai and Chugach.
Kenai Fjords National Park.
Chugach State Park.
Chugach State Park Map. Imus Geographics (2001).
The Kenai Peninsula. Edited by Penny Rennick. Alaska Geographic (1994).
Kenai Fjords National Park; Trails Illustrated Map. National Geographic Society. (1997).
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge / Chugach National Forest; Trails Illustrated Map. National Geographic Society (1996).
Kenai Trails. Alaska Geographic (2004). ... nai-trails
O'Harra, Doug et al. Alaska's Kenai Peninsula: Wildlife Viewing Trail Guide. Alaska Department of Fish and Game. (2007).
Pfeiffenberger, Jim. The Complete Guide to Kenai Fjords National Park. Greatland Graphics (1995).
Shepherd, Shane and Owen Wozniak. 50 Hikes in Alaska's Chugach State Park. Mountaineers Books (2001).
Tally, Taz. 50 Hikes In Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. Countryman Press (2008).
Prince William Sound.
Prince William Sound - West; Trails Illustrated Map. National Geographic Society (2008).
Prince William Sound. Edited by Penny Rennick. Alaska Geographic (1993).
Holleman, Marybeth. Alaska's Prince William Sound. Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company (2000).
Wrangell / St Elias.
Wrangell / St.Elias National Park; Trails Illustrated Map. National Geographic Society (1997).
Fensterman, Greg. Hiking Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve: From Day Hikes to Backcountry Treks. Falcon (2008).
Herben, George. Wrangell-St. Elias: America's Largest National Park. Alaska Northwest Books (1997).
Kost, Danny W. Hiking in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Danny W. Kost (2000).
Gold-Rush sources.
Ed note: See also the references listed in Yukon Resources. ... 21&t=27747
Chilkoot Trail / Klondike Gold Rush; Trails Illustrated Map. National Geographic Society (2007).
Campbell, L J and Penny Rennick (Editor). Skagway: A Legacy of Gold. Alaska Geographic (1992).
Backhouse, Frances and Adrian Dorst. Hiking With Ghosts: The Chilkoot Trail, Then and Now. Raincoast Books (2000).
Neufeld, David and Frank Norris. Chilkoot Trail: Heritage Route to the Klondike. Lost Moose (2005).
Satterfield, Archie. Chilkoot Pass: A Hiker's Historical Guide to the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Alaska Northwest Books, Portland (2004).
Ed note: May be the same as Chilkoot Pass: The Most Famous Trail in the North. Alaska Northwest Books, Portland (2004).
Roads and travel.
Alaska Atlas and Gazetteer. DeLorme Mapping Company.
The Milepost. Morris Communications (2010).
Alaska Highway, Wikipedia.
Brown, Tricia. The World-Famous Alaska Highway: A Guide to the Alcan & Other Wilderness Roads of the North. Alaska Northwest Books. (2008).
Dalby, Ron. Guide to the Alaska Highway. Menasha Ridge Press (2008).
Donaldson-Yarmey, Joan. Backroads of Alaska and the Yukon. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1999).
Molvar, Erik. Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon. Insider’s Guide, Guilford (2005).
Readicker-Henderson, Ed and Lyn. Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway. Hunter Publishing, NJ (1998).

General information, online.
Alaska Geographic.
Gold-Rush sources.
Klondike Gold Rush.
Chilkoot Trail.
White Pass.
Gold Rush Stories. ... s/home.htm
Gold Rush Timeline. ... meline.htm
Biographies of Gold Rush Women. ... index.html
Associated Press clipping. Paper Trail preserves Alaskan Gold Rush. ... rves.shtml
Valdez Gold Rush of 1898.
Ed note: Story of a con job.

Alaska waters.
Drainage basins (watersheds).
Wild and Scenic Rivers.
Ed note: Links to Wild and Scenic River entries are posted in Information entries for Alaska Inland Routes.

Paddling clubs and associations.
Ed note: List is likely incomplete.
Knik Canoers and Kayakers. Anchorage.
Fairbanks Paddlers.
Juneau Kayak Club.
Ed note: Often it does not function as a club; the link is to a related newspaper article.
Sources: Canoe & Kayak; Sea Kayaker. ... club.shtml

Paddling sites.
Ed note:
List is nowhere near complete.
Gail E Ferris.
Christian Roux.
Nick Schade. (Guillemot Kayaks)
Tom Unger.
Shipp Webb.

Paddling information, offline.
Baldino, Megan and Matt Hage. Two in a Red Canoe: Our Journey down the Yukon. Publisher? (year?).
Batchelor, Bruce Trelawny. Yukon Channel Charts: sternwheeler-style strip charts of the historic Yukon River. Publisher? (year?).
DeVaughn, Melissa. Alaska Adventure Guide. Menasha Ridge Press (2011).
Embick, Andrew. Fast & Cold / A Guide to Alaska Whitewater. Valdez Alpine Books / Falcon Press, Helena (1994).
Fredston, Jill. Rowing to Latitude: Journeys Along the Arctic's Edge. North Point Press (2002).
Ed note: The table of contents lists chapters with the following partial titles: “Seattle to Skagway” and “Yukon River”.
Hahn, Jennifer. Spirited Waters: Soloing South Through the Inside Passage. Mountaineers Books (2009).
Heacox, Kim. The Only Kayak: A Journey into the Heart of Alaska. Lyons Press (2006).
Hildebrand, John. Reading the River: A Voyage down River: A Voyage down the Yukon. Publisher? (year?).
Howard, Jim. Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southeast Alaska: The Best Day Trips from Misty Fjords to Glacier Bay. Globe Pequot Press (1999).
Jettmar, Karen. Alaska’s Glacier Bay: A Traveler’s Guide. Alaska Northwest Books; Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company (1997).
Jettmar, Karen. The Alaska River Guide: Canoeing, Kayaking and Rafting in the Last Frontier. Menasha Ridge Printing (2008).
Johnson, Tim. Alaska Whitewater: A Guide to Rivers and Creeks in the Last Frontier.
Maclean, Dan. Paddling the Yukon River and its Tributaries. A guide to paddling across Alaska and the Yukon Territory on the Yukon, Tanana, Porcupine and Koyukuk Rivers, plus the Kuskokwim River. Publication Consultants (2005).
English version available at
English and German (2008) versions available at
Maclean, Dan. Paddling Alaska - A Guide to the State´s Classic Paddling Trips. Falcon Guides (2009). “... thirty-six classics in all, from downtown Anchorage to the Matanuska and Susitna Valleys and the Kenai Peninsula, and from the southern interior north to the Yukon.”
Available at
McPhee, John. Coming into the Country. Noonday Press (1991).
Miller, David Wm. Exploring Alaska’s Kenai Fjords: A Marine Guide to the Kenai Peninsula Outer Coast. Includes Kenai Fjords National Park. Wilderness Images Press (2004).
Miller, Robert H. Kayaking the Inside Passage: A Paddling Guide from Olympia, Washington to Muir Glacier, Alaska. Countryman Press (2005)
Mosby, Jack and David Dapkus. Alaska Paddling Guide. J & R Enterprises, Anchorage (1992).
O’Neill, Dan. A Land Gone Lonesome: An Inland Voyage along the Yukon River. Counterpoint, Perseus Books Group (2006).
Quick, Daniel L. The Kenai Canoe Trails. Northlite Publishing Company (1995).
Skillman, Don. Adventure Kayaking: Trips in Glacier Bay. Wilderness Press, Berkeley (1998).
Satterfield, Archie. Exploring the Yukon River: A history and guide to the great river of the North. The Mountaineers, Seattle (1979). Coverage: Headwaters to Dawson.
Twardock, Paul. Kayaking and Camping in Prince William Sound. Prince William Sound Books (2004).

Paddling and related information, online.
Ed note: See also the paragraph Paddling sites.
My Trip Journal.
Ed note: Search function is available; entries are apparently unsorted by either activity or location.
National Recreation Trails Database.
Links specific to Alaska.
Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula Wildlife Viewing Trail Guide. ...
Alaska Outdoors Directory, Canoeing. ... ab222&f=18
Alaska Outdoors Directory, Kayaking. ... ab222&f=11
Alaska River logs. (at Alaska Outdoors Directory).
Every Trail, paddling. ... vity_id=11 Flatwater, whitewater, sea kayaking.
REI. Flatwater, whitewater, sea kayaking. ... oeing/ak/6 ... ling/ak/14 ... king/ak/10
River facts.
American Whitewater. ... /state/AK/ ... /state/AK/ ... /state/AK/ ... region/AK/ ... /state/AK/

Links for paddlers.
Ed note: More to come, when I find time. The priority now is to add Route descriptions.
Paddling outfitters.

Government links for paddlers.
ALLAN: Post links.
National Weather Service, Alaska – Pacific River Forecast Center.
Tide Height and Current Speed Predictor.
USGS Streamflow Data, Alaska.
Nautical charts; Coast Pilot 8.
Coverage: The panhandle section of Alaska between the south boundary and Cape Spencer. ... php?book=8
Nautical charts; Coast Pilot 9.
Coverage: Pacific and Arctic coasts of Alaska from Cape Spencer to the Beaufort Sea. ... php?book=9
Alaska Tourism.
Alaska road map.
ALLAN: Find and post.

Route information (trip reports, links to trip reports, etc).
Statement of CCR policy regarding Route information.
If we can’t post the information ourselves, then we’ll try to provide the paddling community with easy access to it.
We welcome your contributions to our library of trip reports and other Route information (for example links to other sites with such information, in general just about any similar contribution to the paddling community); please post in this thread or send email to routes(AT) .
Statement of CCR policy regarding copyright.
Copyright to the original source remains with the provider.
Copyright to CCR's presentation of the information belongs to CCR Inc.

Thanks to, Christian Roux, Every Trail, Nick Schade (Guillemot Kayaks) and Tom Unger.


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 Post subject: Re: Resources
PostPosted: August 9th, 2009, 7:16 am 

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Awesome info here. Thanks for sharing that with us. Wow!!

Anyone wanting info on the Kugururok or Kelly Rivers in arctic NW Alaska or the Goodnews in SW, let me know. The links up top on the site are my trip reports. Happy to share any info if anyone is interested.

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 Post subject: Re: Alaska Resources
PostPosted: October 8th, 2011, 7:07 am 
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Lots of links and information.


Thank you for posting this.



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