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Kim Heacox

Kim Heacox is the author of more than a dozen books, including the 2005 Glacier Bay memoir, The Only Kayak, a finalist for the PEN Western Writers Literary Award, the 2014 biography, John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire, that was featured on NPR’s Living on Earth, and the 2015 novel, Jimmy Bluefeather, the only work of fiction in 20 years to win the National Outdoor Book Award. He also writes opinion-editorials in defense of the natural world for The Guardian, the Washington Post, and the Anchorage Daily News, and has authored five books for the National Geographic Society. He lives in Gustavus, Alaska, at the entrance to Glacier Bay National Park, where he and his wife Melanie are founding the John Muir Alaska Leadership School.

Upcoming Trips: TBA

Past Trips

  • Alaska's Glacier Bay: Wilderness and Wildlife of the Inside Passage, August 21-28, 2022

  • Alaska's Glacier Bay: Wilderness and Wildlife of the Inside Passage, August 22-29, 2021

Client Testimonials


Kim is so knowledgeable about Alaska and so passionate about protecting the resources and respecting the native Alaskans, and so accessible to us guests, he made the trip more than perfect.
— Linda G., San Rafael, CA
Alaska's Glacier Bay: Wilderness and Wildlife of the Inside Passage