Alaska Women in the Mountains

What follows are female mountaineers, primarily Alaskans, who have and are continuing to make extraordinary achievements in the mountains.

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Hike on Hope Point Trail Offers a Respite from the Political Season

I’ve always loved the quietness of Hope, which I can guess is the exact opposite of what it was like back in the early 1900s

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Connecting with the past: My discovery

I later re-named it Mount Kennybaker, but my formal application did not receive enough Seward support to be approved by the State of Alaska.

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Curry Ridge Trail Offers Stunning Views of Denali

I’m slowly hiking the trail up to Curry Ridge in the Alaska Range with my friend Carl Portman. Behind us is a palpable presence.

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Autumn Road

I could walk this road through a thousand autumns and see it differently every time, under a different sky...

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Reconnecting with my father at “King Midas Mine”

During the summers of 1949-50, my dad, Kenneth D. Baker and Forrest Davis hiked to the north fork of Spruce Creek to work the claim.

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Viewed in a single lifetime, changes to our landscape have been significant

I have seen some striking changes to our Alaska landscape. You need not achieve “geezer” status in age to notice the glacier rapid retreat.

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Truth can be found if we truly look

Somewhere, circling on the event horizon of 21st century’s black hole of information, truth is waiting for us.

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Flight diverted to the land of the talking: A one-act science fiction play

“Sir, we just came in from Seattle and our iPhones won’t work. Would you mind if I borrow yours for a minute?” “What’s an iPhone?”

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Crowd gathers to celebrate removal of Eklutna dam

About 150 people gathered and formed a bucket brigade at Eklutna Lake for the removal of a dam blocking salmon runs for nearly 90 years.

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