Join award-winning author, photographer, and internationally-acclaimed Alaskan wilderness guide Lynn Schooler for a six-day Alaskan Adventure by the Book that you will not soon forget. Itinerary may include sea kayaking to view sea lions and harbor seals, whale watching, catching fresh Alaskan crab for dinner, impromptu photography lessons, beach walks, bear viewing during salmon season, rain forest hikes, picking blueberries and making fresh blueberry pie, biking to a nearby glacier, and much more.
Your Alaskan Adventure includes six nights’ accommodations in the author’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, and transportation to and from the Juneau airport (limitations may apply). Because of the exclusive nature of this Adventure, the packages are open to only 4-6 participants.
In the spring of 2007, hard on the heels of the worst winter in the history of Juneau, Alaska, Lynn Schooler finds himself facing the far side of middle age and exhausted by labouring to handcraft a home as his marriage slips away. Seeking solace and escape in nature, he sets 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.