It All Starts at Seward’s Yukon Bar

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The author, Allison Linville, poses with Greg, Dave, her dad, and Hendrik. She met the three younger men in Denali National Park, and they all traveled to Seward, where they found adventure at the Yukon Bar. Photo courtesy Allison Linville.

A lot of good things come from dark places. Sunrises, for example, emerge from every night. There are no sunrises in here, I think, squinting at the shabby wire-frame Victorian lampshades reaching down from the rough-worn wooden ceiling of the bar. Dollar bills stuck to the black-wood above us shudder as patrons walk under them. There are a lot of sunsets in here.

I’m squeezed against a post at

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