Name: Jessica Gable
Age: 30 years young
Residence: Anchorage, Alaska

Occupation: I’M A JILL OF ALL TRADES, BUT CURRENTLY A BEAR VIEWING GUIDE-NATURALIST AND FISHING GUIDE AT REDOUBT MOUNTAIN LODGE

Years lived in Alaska: 17

Current Location: REDOUBT MOUNTAIN LODGE, LAKE CLARK NATIONAL PARK

Date of Photo: September 27, 2021
Temperature: 22 F
Current Weather: Clear and Cold 

Image Description: BUNDLED UP AGAINST THE COLD, JESSICA SITS AT THE CONTROLS OF HER JET BOAT AT DAWN AS SHE PREPARES TO TAKE A PAIR OF BEAR VIEWING PHOTOGRAPHER GUESTS OUT TO PHOTOGRAPH ALASKA BROWN BEARS.

What first brought you to Alaska:

What brought me to Alaska was my parents as I was born here, so I didn’t have much of a say in the matter.

How has Alaska captured your heart?

Alaska has captured my heart in many ways, and maybe I’m just a little biased because I grew up here, but it’s just one of the last really wild places. It’s one of the place where you can, literally, find areas that are untouched by humans or anything of that nature. And you can just feel that nature is still king here and it’s just a wild place, and that really appeals to my heart.

Describe just one of your favorite “Best Days” or  “Most memorable experiences”  in Alaska. 

One of my most memorable experiences, there was actually a few, but a lot of them occurred at my very remote cabin that I had growing up. It was just one of those places that was out there in the middle of nowhere and was remote and didn’t have a whole lot of anything, aside from the creature comforts, the simple things in life. No running water, was wood stove. I think it was out there, in just the quiet and the nature, I really just learned the basics to what you need to be happy. There’s not a whole lot. It’s just your family, warm food, a warm place, and just the beauty of nature. And so, those experiences, to me, I think really set me up for the life that I wanted to live.

What in Life do you know for sure?

The one thing that I know for sure in life is Alaska will always be my home. If not physically, it will always be home to my heart.

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