Alaska 2017

The Call of the Wild: A Journey Through Alaska’s Scenic Terrain

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

At various points throughout my life, I heard a voice that Jack London termed the Call of the Wild. Such was the case in July 2017 when I spontaneously decided to go to Alaska. Unlike Jack London and his characters, I was driving a comfortable RV on the vast Alaskan roads. I intended to connect with nature and experience the wonders of the wild Alaskan terrain. It was an ideal way to appreciate the landscape’s beauty in a safe and comfortable way.

I squint into the sun. It hangs low in the pale sky, almost ready to set at midnight. The Alaskan summer days seem to stretch forever, which is disorienting and dazzling. This is my first impression of this road trip.

My book recommendations

Alaska A Novel, by James A. Michener

Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer

Coming into the Country, by John McPhee

The Call of the Wild, by Jack London

To Build a Fire, by Jack London

The Man with the Gash, by Jack London

The White Silence, by Jack London