Joe Kurtak embodies a modern day Alaskan. He was raised at a remote mining camp in eastern California, went to college, then came to Alaska in 1971 for a summer job. He quickly fell for everything the Great Land had to offer, especially its geology. Joe worked for 40 years mapping Alaska’s geology while working for both private firms and the federal government. Along the way he also pursued his love of skiing and sea kayaking. On this Outdoor Explorer Joe shares his wealth of knowledge of Alaska’s geology, including Prince William Sound, and some of his many adventures with host Paul Twardock.
HOST: Paul Twardock
GUEST: Joe Kurtak
“Mine in the Sky : The History of California’s Pine Creek Tungsten Mine and the People Who Were Part of It”
“Of Rock and Ice: An Explorer’s Guide to the Geology of Prince William Sound, Alaska”
Anchorage Nordic Ski Patrol