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What Makes a Double-Shovel Outfitter’s Trip

What Makes a Double-Shovel Outfitter’s Trip

What makes a guided Alaskan trip a truly memorable experience? This is a question I asked myself when formulating an operations plan for my newly fledged guiding business. This has also been a question I have put to my clients over the past three seasons. I have...

Out on the Tundra

On parallel paths a pair of moose and two caribou seem to be racing. https://doubleshoveloutfitters.com/wp-content/uploads/Out-on-the-Tundra3.mp4 While, in reality… Shortly before these hooved fellows showed up, the largest of the Arctic’s predators had made his...
Aviation

Aviation

Aviation has always been a large part of my life. I wanted to be a pilot before I really knew what a pilot was. Those airplane drivers that took to the sky in Cessnas, Super cubs and Heilo couriers were rock stars in my eyes. Bush flying was my biggest dream, I...
Never Without his Orange Ear Plugs

Never Without his Orange Ear Plugs

I have had the pleasure of guiding “Doc”, my friend and client, Brian for many seasons. We have spent days up on a mountain glassing sheep, and hiked many miles across the muskegs to reach the trails of the migrating caribou. We have spent hours in the...
An early success! 

An early success! 

 On a warm cloudy morning we set out behind camp. There is a drawl we will post up beside, from there we can glass the hill above us and the valley below. It’s one of those electric mornings, you can almost feel the game moving. Within minutes of settling down...
Sunlight

Sunlight

It’s there, maybe out of sight, nonetheless it’s there. It’s December 16th here on the trapline, well above the Arctic Circle. The sun has been hanging below the horizon for several weeks now but it’s clear today and I can see the orange smear...