"Mt. Shishaldin" Active Volcano on Unimak island

This is a view of Mt. Shishaldin, an active volcano on Unimak Island. I spent one year of isolated duty on this island in the Aleutian Islands off the tip of Alaska during my 4 year enlistment with the US Coast Guard in 1976. What is isolated duty? It means no town, no radio, no trees, no summer, no TV, no women, for a solid year. It is rewarded by an additional 30 days paid vacation. The island was extremely remote, but was an amazing place to view wildlife such as countless bears, herds of caribou, wolves, fox, bald eagles, grey whales, seals, etc. It was a tough year, but I am glad I got to experience it.
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