Arriving in Alaska in 1955, in June’s twenty-four-hour daylight, Jim Hunter knew he was home. And having called Alaska home since he’s experienced most of the events in this story, as well as capturing others from those encountered while going solo into Alaska’s most remote wilds. Backpacking on foot in the long summers, on skis and snow machines in winter, as well as by kayak, by canoe, and in various aircraft owned over the years, standing still was never his style. Following four years in the Air Force, he graduated from San Francisco State College in 1962 with a BA in Journalism. His previous book OFFBEAT BAJA published by Chronicle Books sold well in the US and Europe. His wife of many years, Marilyn Mount of New Jersey, has shared many adventures with him, both before and after retiring from her position as a Counselor in the Fairbanks Unified School District. Jim and Marilyn now divide each year between homes in Fairbanks, AK and Tucson AZ.