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2016 Alaskan Adventure by the Book
August 2, 2016 - August 16, 2016
First Trip: August
2-8, 2016 SOLD OUT!!!
August 10-16, 2016 SOLD OUT!!!
About the Adventure
Join award-winning author, photographer, and internationally-acclaimed Alaskan wilderness guide Lynn Schooler for a seven day, six night long Alaskan Adventure by the Book™ that you will not soon forget.
- Sea kayaking to view sea lions & harbor seals
- Majestic whale watching
- Catching fresh Alaskan crab for dinner
- Impromptu photography lessons (from Lynn, an acclaimed wildlife photographer)
- Beach walks
- Bear viewing during salmon spawning
- Rain forest hikes, picking blueberries for homemade pie
- Biking to a nearby glacier
…and much more!!
Your Alaskan Adventure includes six nights’ accommodations in Lynn Schooler’s home, a small, handcrafted cabin influenced by traditional Japanese architecture and located 25 miles north of Juneau in the Alaskan wilderness, informal, dorm-style sleeping arrangements, all meals, most activities, a signed copy of the author’s book, Walking Home, and transportation to and from the Juneau airport (limitations may apply).
Due to the exclusive nature of this Adventure, this opportunity is open to only 4-6 participants.
About the Book and Author
Lynn Schooler is a critically acclaimed writer, guide, and outdoors-man whose work has been published in more than a dozen languages. His first book, The Blue Bear, was awarded the French literary prize: Prix Littéraire 30 Millions d’Amis. His non-fiction work, Walking Home, won the 2010 Banff Mountain Festival’s ‘Best Mountain Literature’ prize, and his first novel, published under the pen name Lynn D’Urso, was a finalist for the 2011 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and named as a USA Today Best Book. He was also the 2002 Editors at Amazon.com’s #1 Choice of Nature Writers.
In the spring of 2007, hard on the heels of the worst winter in the history of Juneau, Alaska, Schooler found himself facing the far side of middle age and exhausted by laboring to handcraft a home as his marriage slipped away. Seeking solace and escape in nature, he set out on a solo journey into the Alaskan wilderness, traveling first by small boat across the formidable Gulf of Alaska, then on foot along one of the wildest coastlines in North America.
Walking Home is filled with stunning observations of the natural world, and rife with nail-biting Adventure as Schooler fords swollen rivers and eludes aggressive grizzlies. But more important, it is a story about finding wholeness and a sense of humanity in the wild. His is a solitary journey, but Schooler is never alone; human stories people the landscape-tales of trappers, explorers, marooned sailors, and hermits, as well as the mythology of the region’s Tlingit Indians.
Alone in the middle of several thousand square miles of wilderness, Schooler conjures the souls of travelers past to learn how the trials of life may be better borne with the help and community of others. In Walking Home, Schooler creates a conversation between the human and the natural, the past and present, and investigates, with elegance and soul, what it means to be a part of the flow of human history.