Water Taxis to Wilderness

Screenshot from Indie Alaska’s “I am a Water Taxi Captain,” from Alaska Public Media

Coastal communities are the best thresholds to the wilderness for most of us who live in urban Alaska. That’s because a short boat ride can get you from the small boat harbor to a wild beach many, many miles from the nearest road, a place that likely is inaccessible any other way. And getting to those beaches uses the cheapest wilderness transportation system other than your own muscles, and the most practical for families: water taxi. On today’s show, we’re going to talk about using water taxis and where they can take you for hiking, paddling, or just setting up camp and enjoying incredibly beautiful, biologically rich places. Believe me, this is something that beginners can handle, and it is the heart of the Alaska outdoor experience.

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HOST: Charles Wohlforth



BROADCAST: Thursday, April 30, 2015, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, April 30, 2015, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. AKDT

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