Eric Larson came to Alaska with his uncle, Iver Johnson, and was introduced to the Chisana area. He is married to Nancy Larson. He did some mining, hunting and guiding in the Chisana area, which wasn't a national park until later. His mother-in-law lived there year round and they visited quite often. Eric and Nancy live in Fairbanks, Alaska, where they have a large barn and horses.