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Larry Johansen is a semi-retired photographer, writer, and second generation Alaskan who lives year round in Juneau about a block from the Governor's Mansion. He has more than 30 years of Alaskan guiding experience. He developed tours, created tour itineraries in remote Alaska, and trained staff across Alaska while working in the travel industry. He has a teaching degree from Western Washington University and has been endorsed by the National Association of Interpretation as an interpretive instructor.

He has travelled to more than 40 countries around the world and he may be the only person to have travelled to all 19 wilderness areas in Southeast Alaska. He published a book about his adventure called The Alexander Eighteen: The Story of Eighteen Wilderness Areas in Alaska. His first book called XTRATUF: An Alaskan Way of Life, is about the people who live in the Alaskan rainforest. His most recent book is "Finding JUNEAU:Its People, Places, and Past." Larry's writing and photography has appeared in several publications including Alaska Magazine.

 

SERVICES

Juneau Historical Walking Tour

Join me most weekdays in downtown Juneau for a walk through time to the Juneau of yesteryear. See the Russian Orthodox Church, the State Capitol Building, the Governor’s Mansion. "Meet" the characters of old Juneau and gain an understanding of a "sense of place" that is Juneau. 1.5 hours $20pp. Email me for reservations. 10max

GUIDED TRIPS & TRIP PLANNING

Are you interested in seeing the the ALEXANDER EIGHTEEN for yourself? I have put together a trip that no one has ever done before that can get you to all 18 wilderness areas in the Alexander Archipelago in a two week period. Step on Guide Services available as well. Email me for details.