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Copper Creek

Posted by Ken Campbell January 20, 2014 0 Comment 5490 views

From where I’m sitting, I can see the light slowly bleeding out of the day. It’s about 5:00pm, the end of the evening at this time of year, the beginning of what will be a cold winter’s night. The remains of the sunset are a wash of dark orange and red, gradually fading to indigo. […]

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The Roadless Coast

Posted by Ken Campbell January 18, 2014 0 Comment 6987 views

“The edges of any landscape,” writes Barry Lopez in his landmark book, Arctic Dreams, “quicken an observer’s expectations. That attraction to borders, to the earth’s twilit places, is part of the shape of human curiosity.” When the border in question is the nebulous zone between land and ocean, the resulting curiosity is even more intense. […]

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Secrets of Augustine

Posted by Ken Campbell December 29, 2013 0 Comment 5360 views

Last year’s Roadless Coast expedition took the Ikkatsu Project team along Washington’s Olympic coastline where we surveyed remote beaches for marine debris. We had barely finished that trip when we decided to do another, this time to south-central Alaska, to see what might have washed up on some of the least-visited and wildest shorelines in Cook Inlet.

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Roll On, Columbia

Posted by Ken Campbell December 29, 2013 0 Comment 5206 views

It is doubtful that when Woody Guthrie wrote his quintessential salute to moving water, he had any idea of the effect that the years would have on his beloved Columbia river. Rapids have been submerged, huge hydroelectric dams have formed lakes in the desert, and the legendary salmon runs of yesteryear seem more myth than fact.

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A Winter Tale

Posted by Ken Campbell December 27, 2013 0 Comment 5568 views

“It is easy to make plans in this world; even a cat can do it; and when one is out in those remote oceans it is noticeable that a cat’s plans and a man’s are worth about the same.” Mark Twain As I lay in my sleeping bag somewhere on the shores of Johnstone Strait, […]

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A story of sea kayaking and science on the rugged coast of Alaska. Coming – Spring 2014.

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