It's the time of year that Don Mulligan, an outdoors writer from Indiana, looks forward to -- his annual adventure trip through the pristine wilderness of Alaska.
Mulligan and his travel partner braved a rickety bush plane ride and indulged in The Last Frontier -- from fly fishing in Soldotna to bear and wolf hunting overlooking the Tustumena Glacier.
The group trekked 1,000 miles to the Arctic in search of a different type of hunt. Driving on the notorious Haul Road, which exists because of the Alaskan pipeline, he found spinner, trout, bull caribou, colorful valley after valley and finished it all off with a dinner at the legendary Humpy's bar.
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