Monthly Archives: December 2012

Monday Motivation: Make a Difference

Monday Motivation: Make a Difference

Being amazing isn’t easy. Taking risks isn’t easy, either. Both are necessary to make a difference in the world.

Pioneer Outfitters is dedicated to both; being amazing and making a difference.

“The thing is, we still live in a world that’s filled with opportunity. In fact, we have more than an opportunity — we have an obligation. An obligation to spend our time doing great things. To find ideas that matter and to share them. To push ourselves and the people around us to demonstrate gratitude, insight, and inspiration. To take risks and to make the world better by being amazing.”~ Seth Godin

This quote fills me with energy.

Monday Motivation: Make a Difference

Life is pretty amazing, in Alaska Chick’s life.

So, why work so hard for something that may never matter?

Because it does matter. You, matter. You, matter to me. You, are worth the risk.

What if I could share something with you, about us or something I have learned in the wilderness that could make a difference in your life?

“...we have more than an opportunity — we have an obligation.” and “To take risks and to make the world better by being amazing.

Make a Difference

Recently, I was asked and criticized,

Why this (post)? What does that have to do with hunting or riding horses? This is what makes you seem so busy. It has nothing to do with your business. You are just wasting time.”

I disagree. (obviously…)

I believe what we (Pioneer Outfitters) do here (in Chisana), is very important.

We live here, in the remote, fly-in area of Alaska year round to learn, grow and perfect our ability to survive and navigate this wilderness as anyone would their own back yard.

We cut wood and haul water, not only to stay warm and clean, but to stay strong and alert.

We range our horses in the wilderness, not only because of the tradition of horses always being here, but because the horses that carry our guests and clients are the toughest and most knowledgeable and sure-footed partners to have in the wilderness with us.

I also believe, and as I learn more, I feel certain I have an obligation to share, Chisana and the wilderness that surrounds it, the something it has to offer each and every person that I connect with.

Even here, online.

The lessons that I am suddenly aware that I have been indifferent to, for far too long.

Lessons and thoughts that may help ease difficulties for another person.

The promise of Alaska Chick’s Blog, to allow you to know us, really know us, doesn’t come from sharing simply great scenery or wildlife photos or hunting trophy pictures.

It comes from writing, a lot, to bring you into our day to day lives. To let you see and hear what we talk about, what concerns us and what excites us. To give you an opportunity to talk to us.

When you are here, with Pioneer Outfitters, you are the focus of our entire crew.

Making sure that as you experience Alaska, we make a difference.

To you and to those you encounter later.

We want to share the Alaska wilderness and all of it’s gifts with you.

To know, when you depart Chisana, you will want to share what you discovered with others.

Make a Difference

Do you want to experience Alaska, and all of it’s gifts? Do you want to experience it to its fullest, in safety and with people who understand Alaska?

We are looking forward to speaking with you!

Contact Us, and we’ll talk about YOUR dreams.


Alaska Adventures and Editorial Calenders

Alaska, Adventures and Editorial Calenders

With 2012 coming to a close, and Alaska Chick’s Blog coming up with it’s second birthday, I am thinking about adding a little bit of pre-planning to my life here! They call it an “editorial calender”… I’m thinking it’s a fancy word for “Greek.” (sigh) Alaska Adventures and an Editorial Calender, how does that even Continue Reading

Winning in the Alaska Wilderness

Winning in the Alaska Wilderness

Winning in the Alaska wilderness is a result of a life dedicated to giving all, being open to everything that surrounds us and seeing every new adventure as a win. The honor of being nominated as one of the twelve finalists for the 2012 Prois Hunting Award will absolutely and always remain one of the Continue Reading

The 2012 Alaska Adventure

Alaska Chick with My Identity Crisis

After a year like 2012, with all that has happened, has changed and through it all, the blessings that are our strengths should and need to be shared with you. The 2012 Alaska Adventure is coming to a close and amidst the hustle and hurry of the season, I find myself in a peaceful and Continue Reading

Winter Vacations for Adventurers of Alaska

Winter Vacations for Adventurers

A true Alaska vacation and a vacation for adventurers is what we call Winter Vacations for adventurers of Alaska! It is cold, but so incredibly beautiful and inspiring.   [youtube] To experience the Alaska cold, an average that rarely comes up above -35 below zero. Alaska, whose weather doesn’t even consider wind-chill, in factoring Continue Reading

Alaska Winter Weather, Explained

Alaska Winter Weather

I’ve shocked folks, over the last couple of years, talking about the current temperature here in Chisana, Alaska. People have asked me repeatedly, “How do you stand it?” The same way everyone else does! LOL, mostly, it is simply clothing and outer-wear. It is understanding the cold. Knowing it and being prepared for it. Alaska Continue Reading

Christmas Blues

Merry Christmas from ours to yours.

Christmas is coming. Every year, as I grow older and possibly wiser, I see more and more people impossibly melancholy during what should be the happiest season of the year. It breaks my heart. I wish I could give each of you, big fluffy snowflakes, sugar cookies, soft and warm from the oven, a beautifully Continue Reading

A Window into Alaska

The window into Alaska

What do you see, when you look out your window? Is it beautiful? Is it ever beautiful? Do you ever look at the colors of the light? Does it change what you see? The window that I sit next to, is the biggest one in our cabin. It is four feet wide and three feet Continue Reading