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Alaska’s been good to me

As Robert Service once wrote, “they came for the gold, yet somehow life’s not what I thought it, and somehow the gold isn’t all”.. Yes, Alaska is a tough place to live at times. The darkness and long months of winter, the endless cold, snow up to your breasts, ground heaving frosts, earthquakes, mosquitoes, bears,…
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Where we land, you will not see another aircraft on the ground

Alaska’s total highway system in miles amounts to just over 1000 miles. Most summer traveler’s in Alaska’s back country travel by air or boat. “Alaska fly out lodges” have become quit popular in the past 50 years. So much so that popular rivers have become sometimes jammed with float planes and anglers. Our Talaheim Lodge…
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End of our 42nd year at Talaheim Lodge

A supreme helicopter fly out fishing lodge Like years past, I give thanks to my maker for a successful and safe season come end. Working and flying in the Alaskan bush is not without its risks. At Talaheim Lodge we practice safety over everything else…That’s always been our first priority!! Alaska has been good to…
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Home on the Talachulitna River

Wow, seems like yesterday I was building cabins with tree-fort precision, now 40 years into running Talaheim's Alaska fishing lodge our tree-forts have turned into a small blue- roofed village, equipped with two helicopter pads and a private runway! But even given the growth, Talaheim is still my home first and foremost. I brought two children into this world and…
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