Walking My Dog Jane: From Valdez to Prudhoe Bay along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline


Part travel writing, part nature writing, and part dog story: Ned and Jane are compelling traveling companions, and their story is animated by many small moments of mutual accommodation, shared experience, and genuine communication. Here’s an adventure tale that, for a change, has nothing to do with human tragedy on Mount Everest. Rozell gives glimpses into the history, politics, terrain, and economy of Alaska and the rugged and quirky people who live here.




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Rozell has spent most of his life in Alaska. He came for the space. It’s still here.

Author Ned Rozell

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Ned has been known to:  choose sports radio over NPR

Things he likes:  Warm snow, the smell of his yoga mat.

He’ll never get caught: outside Alaska in March or September.

A favorite/line expression and where it’s from: “Have a good time all the time”–guitarist Nigel Tufnel, This is Spinal Tap

Alaskans he most admires: Bob Baker, Jay Hammond, Kenji Yoshikawa

Favorite Alaska places: upper Yukon River, Rohn, between Wiseman and Atigun Pass


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Author Ned Rozell

Ned is the author of six books. The one with the most legs is Walking my Dog, Jane about his hike across Alaska on the path of the trans-Alaska pipeline with his Chocolate Lab.

Rozell is also a science writer for University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute.

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