Author Archives: Murray Lundberg

The Colour and Excitement of the Yukon River Quest Start

At noon today, 153 people in 66 canoes and kayaks headed down the choppy Yukon River with a strong tailwind, to start the Yukon River Quest, a 715 km (444 miles) race from Whitehorse to Dawson City. “The Race to … Continue reading

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Juneau, Alaska, Photo Gallery & Guide

I’ve just finished my largest Alaska community photo album and guide yet, with over 50 photos from our many visits to Juneau in all seasons. The photos are all heavily captioned with information about the sight/site being shown, and the … Continue reading

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Enjoying the Sunshine and Seashore – and Steam – in Skagway

My plan on Monday was to meet the tour group that I worked with in Whitehorse when they got off their ship in Skagway. Well, somehow we missed each other, but the fur-kids and I had a great day in … Continue reading

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The “Love Boat” Came to Alaska

In June 1979, the very popular TV series “The Love Boat” came north for a 2-episode, 2-hour, story about a wedding charter. Instead of the usual ship used in the series, the Pacific Princess, they used her sister ship the … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Fall

What? FALL?? Summer has just barely arrived! Yes, that’s true, of course, but I can never pass up a good deal for future projects, and one of those deals just crossed my desk. Come Fall, I’ll be back into historic … Continue reading

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Puppy, Tours, Logging, Web Sites… and Tragedy

Although I haven’t posted here much lately, it’s not because there’s nothing going on. It’s not all exciting stuff, and not even all happy stuff, but it keeps me busy. One of my greatest joys is certainly Bella. Watching her … Continue reading

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The White Pass & Yukon Route Today

I drove to Skagway yesterday, and as the focus turned out to be mostly trains, I’ve posted the photojournal (9 photos) at my RailsNorth site – click on the screenshot below to see it.

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Review: VikingCycle Hammer Motorcycle Jacket

With so much junk and bad service around these days, it’s really nice to be able to pass on good stories. Last week, I ordered a new motorcycle jacket from my friends at Motorcycle House in California, and on Friday, … Continue reading

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A Fed Bear is a Dead Bear

How could anyone not have heard the phrase “A Fed Bear is a Dead Bear”? It’s not tough to figure out what it means – bears that get used to being fed by humans very often end up being killed. … Continue reading

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Road Log of the South Klondike Highway

One of my more successful projects has been what has become known as “Murray’s Guide“, a 34-page mile-by-mile guide to the South Klondike Highway from Skagway to the Alaska Highway. After several years of charging $5 for a pdf copy … Continue reading

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