Posted By Linda Branham on September 21, 2014 @ 5:45 pm
To those who remember Chloe, we are sad to say we lost her to cancer September 19th, not long after returning from another summer at the lodge.   
     Chloe arrived as a new puppy to Royal Wolf Lodge almost 13 years ago; lodge life was her familiar and welcoming summer home. ....
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Posted By Linda Branham on August 10, 2014 @ 2:32 pm
 I am very happy to report Royal Wolf Lodge and Sienna Ridge Estate wine week was an enormous success.  Our couples week, led by the owners of Sienna Ridge Estate, Wayne Hitchings and Glenda Dodson, provided one of the most joyful weeks in the twenty year history of Royal Wolf.  Starting each evening with excellent Champagne led to bubbly conversations depicting the days....
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Posted By Linda Branham on July 2, 2014 @ 4:11 pm
It has taken a long time to bring a new blog forth, but the opening of two lodges and all that entails has kept us pretty busy.  When the days start getting longer in Anchorage I know it is time to begin the mad rush.  Spring came 3 weeks early this year and when Chris flew down to the lodge early this spring to check the ice for bringing in fuel, found he couldn’t even l....


Posted By Linda Branham on February 19, 2014 @ 8:27 pm
Our second year into the African safari business has come to an end, but only until December when we once again will be taking small groups to the East Africa we love.  I think each year gets better and after spending close to two months in Kenya and Tanzania, we are definitely learning about the best places to go.

We left Alaska on Christmas day, which turned out to be a great....
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Posted By Linda Branham on December 21, 2013 @ 11:46 pm
Today is the winter solstice where Alaskans have 9 hours and 32 minutes of daylight and 14 hours and 28 minutes of nighttime.  We like our winter solstice’s in Alaska, it means the sun will start working on some serious warmth and summer can’t be far away.  My favorite month is March, by then you are starting to feel some real warm from the sun.  We have had our shar....
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Posted By Linda Branham on September 19, 2013 @ 8:19 pm
 We have had our first frosts and the tundra is painted in different stages of yellow and reds.  My flowers bit the dust this morning when the sun brought the outdoor thermometer to the 25-degree mark.  We are having bluebird days and crystal clear nights, with the full moon making electricity seem superfluous.  These last few nights have provided us with a spac....
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Posted By Linda Branham on September 10, 2013 @ 2:24 pm
I'm back in the swing of things now, gone 10 days and it seems like I never left.  I was able to say hello and goodbye to old friends at the airport in Igiugig, and fly back to the lodge with the new weeks guests.  So much fun seeing the people that we have known so many years that they feel like family.
Kenny Meyer with beautiful rainbow-

We have had some wind t....
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Posted By Linda Branham on August 25, 2013 @ 8:17 pm
Dangling in a basket off the side of an Alaskan Coast Guard Search and Rescue MH-65 Dolphin helicopter is not everyone's idea of light evening entertainment.

However, as the night evolved and the helicopter was swapped out for a King Air medical evacuation and a final jaunt by ambulance to Prov....
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