Monthly Archives: October 2018

HendFam Stories – Cooper Landing, Alaska “The Road Podcast”

The whole Henderson family is driving home from some real good fishing’ on the Russian River.  We are passing through Cooper Landing on the Kenai Peninsula, talking about flossing reds and fighting strong fish in the current.  There is a cooler full of sockeye fillets in the back of Juno, our green Ford Excursion and we are headed north to our next adventure.

This episode was recorded on June 28th, 2018.  I’m a bit late getting it out but I hope you enjoy some of our family shenanigans 🙂


010 Mark Huelsing of the Hunt Backcountry Podcast

Mark Huelsing is a husband to one very patient and understanding woman, a father to two amazing kids, a hunter, an explorer, a wanderer, a thinker and a writer.

Mark loves to share his passion for the outdoors with others through stories of success and failure. He has written for various publications including Field & Stream, Petersen’s BOWHUNTING MagazineExtreme ElkBowhunting.comWired to Hunt, Rokslide, and many others.

Mark is the host of the Hunt Backcountry Podcast.

You can find Mark at and

Mark Huelsing is taller than he sounds :- )

009 Bjorn Olson and Kim McNett

Bjørn Olson has made an art of wilderness bikepacking in Alaska. He envisions coastal shorelines, frozen rivers, game trails, and tundra as opportunities to explore ambitious new routes to cycle in all seasons. Combining packrafts with fatbikes, Bjørn and partners have pedaled and paddled their ways through long wilderness adventures with their “go-light, go-far” ethic.

Bjørn is a renaissance Alaskan adventurer. The son of a hunting guide, he is an accomplished sea kayaker, he plays in rock gardens, surfs winter shore break, and has circumnavigated the rugged coast of southcentral Alaska to Kodiak.  He embraces mountaineering, back-country snowboarding, and even rough terrain unicycling as ways to experience the Alaskan wilds.

Bjorn can be found at

Kim McNett is a lifelong naturalist, and has been sharing and interpreting Alaska’s natural beauty through art, education, and guiding since she transplanted from her home state of Washington in 2009. Diversity of wildlife, ecosystems, and native cultures fuels her curiosity and inquiry of the natural world, and her illustrations document its detail and intricacy. Through guiding, educating youth, and interpretive artwork, Kim encourages a sense of awareness and stewardship for our remaining wild places.

From sea kayak touring to winter fatbiking, Kim and Bjorn are either on a wild adventure, or in the midst of preparing for one.

Kim and her artwork can be found at