Author: markmiller

End of our 42nd year at Talaheim Lodge

A supreme helicopter fly out fishing lodge Like years past, I give thanks to my maker for a successful and safe season come end. Working and flying in the Alaskan bush is not without its risks. At Talaheim Lodge we practice safety over everything else…That’s always been our first priority!! Alaska has been good to […]

Home on the Talachulitna River

Wow, seems like yesterday I was building cabins with tree-fort precision, now 40 years into running Talaheim’s Alaska fishing lodge our tree-forts have turned into a small blue- roofed village, equipped with two helicopter pads and a private runway! But even given the growth, Talaheim is still my home first and foremost. I brought two children into this world and […]

Meet Talaheim’s Alaskan Fishing Guides

Talaheim Lodge takes pride in the fact that we’ve set up an environment that not only continues to attract experts, but retains them. Most of our staff, like our salmon, returns year after year. This season we welcome back all three of our Alaskan fishing guides: Scott, Mason and Doc. Scott’s been a part of […]

Chase Alaska’s Iditarod by Helicopter

Can’t make it to Alaska this summer to heli-fish? Don’t worry! Talaheim’s Alaska fishing lodge is expanding into the winter months by providing a brand new offering: Heli-Fly Alaska’s Iditarod. “This trip was one of my top two life experiences. We can say, before we hooked up with Mark and heli-flew the Iditarod with him, […]

40 Years of Family Fishing Lodge Memories

  In celebration of 40 years of service, owner and operator of Talaheim’s Alaska fishing lodge, Mark Miller, and his daughter, K’Dee, take a moment to reflect on the family business. Q: If you were to give each of Talaheim’s four decades one major accomplishment, what would that be? 1976 – 1986 Mark: That first […]

Talaheim’s Alaska Fishing Lodge Turns 40!

Alaska Fishing Lodge Celebrates 40 Years in Business Years ago, my son Luke, when asked by his kindergarten teacher to draw what his old man did for a living, drew a long table with me at the head.  “My dad tells jokes,” Luke declared. Forty years later and I’m still at it – telling jokes, flying […]

Alaskan Men Write Poetry

When I’m not busy creating once in a life time experiences for anglers, or taking the helicopter for a spin, I’m writing poetry. Yes, that’s right.  Who said Alaskan men aren’t sensitive?! We have strong feelings and we know how to express them. Check out this classic I wrote as a youngster during a winter so cold […]