Picture gallery of the Marsh Fork of the Canning river in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Brooks Range, Alaska. Photos by Patrick J. Endres / www.AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com
Our usually sweet little Middle Fork of the Koyukuk River is raging and bursting her banks. She hit flood stage on the afternoon of July 6 after two days of incredibly hard rains. Up until a few days ago, it had been very dry and water levels in most rivers were low.
There continues to be a flood warning for all rivers on the south side of the Brooks Range from the Alatna River to the Canadian Border.
Update: The Flood Advisory for the South side of the Brooks Range has been canceled. However water levels in that area remain high.
Our crew: 5 kids, two moms and a dog. Our expedition; 7 days to backpack north on the Katakturuk River from the south side of the Sadlerochit Mountains to the Arctic Ocean. We had stunningly sunny weather with lots of wind and lots of Caribou.
The coast was the perfect place for the kids to do a little marshmallow roasting.
Three Generations of Nickisch Pilots just returned with the newest addition to the Coyote Air fleet. Dirk, Willard and Bremner flew the Stinson 108 from Texas to Alaska. She is a beauty and very retro with lovely wood paneled interior.