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Considering a trip to the wilderness?
Over the years Dick has come to know and trust many of the outfitters and other merchants you see on these pages. If you would like to know more about them, don’t hesitate to call 301-758-9411 or email

SatComAlaska | Brooks Range Aviation | Churchill River Canoe Outfitters | Forest House | Alpine Lodge


I first met John Norris, president of SatComAlaska when I needed to rent a satellite phone while canoeing the Swanson Lake system on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Not only has John provided me with this important safety back-up for all of my trips since that time, but he has become a friend. A long-experienced bush pilot, John has flown me over his favorite Alaska locations and I have shared with him the experience I have gained using a digital camera.

Brooks Range Aviation

Judy and Jay Jespersen provide complete outfitting and air transportation for Alaska’s beautiful and vast arctic venues. This fall, Jay will be flying me to the “Gates of the Arctic” where he will drop me off on a sandbar on the North Fork of the Koyukuk River. This will be my first opportunity to use Brooks Range Aviation services (, and I’m looking forward to our flight over some of the most beautiful wilderness the world has to offer.

Churchill River Canoe Outfitters

Part of any successful wilderness trip is finding the right outfitter. Before venturing out on my solo canoe trips, I research my choices carefully, calling and interviewing each provider as if we were forming a partnership—which, in a way, we are. Ric Drediger of Churchill River Canoe Outfitters ( helped launch me on a particularly memorable October solo canoe trip in Northern Saskatchewan. Ric is also the owner of Forest House and we are in the process of arranging a Special Photography Retreat in this stunning location in 2011, with Ric making sure we will find it an adventure of a lifetime.

Forest House

Forest House

When canoeing the wilds of Northern Saskatchewan, I came upon what I can only describe as a shangri la by the name of Forest House. This eco-friendly lakeside lodge provides a serene setting, accessible only by bush plane, in which you can relax, rejuvenate and enjoy the solitude. Forest House ( features natural gourmet meals, vegetable and flower gardens, a variety of flora and fauna, and magnificent wilderness scenery and canoeing. I am planning to host a Special Photography Retreat at Forest House in late August, 2011. There is room for only eight participants, so please don’t delay if you wish to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime journey. For information, call 301-758-9411 or email

Alpine Lodge

Alpine Lodge

This year will be my second stay at the Alpine Lodge on my way to arctic Alaska. I found the accommodations there to be attractive, clean and comfortable, and the staff was helpful and very friendly. With shuttle service to Fairbanks International Airport, things couldn't have been more convenient. Wi-fi, a must for me, was an added attraction. It's a great place to come back to after spending two weeks alone canoeing in the wilderness.