That was about 20 years ago when my friend, the late Dave Gahm, and I decided to see how far we could get into the East Fork of the Eklutna River drainage.
Since I fall into an age group most susceptible to the ravages of the Corona virus (COVID-19), I have adopted a rather reclusive lifestyle.
What I learned most from these and other photographers was that for them, it's all about light. They are obsessed with it.
I have often written about my respect for nature and my connection to it, but I think it’s a feeling most of us share.
There is a seldom-discussed panacea, albeit not perfect, that could reduce health care costs. It’s called preventative medicine.
Winter sun is a guaranteed energy and morale booster. Even on short December days, a person can still feel some heat from our glorious sun.
I felt that perhaps there are some folks out there who like me, keep wondering about things that the internet can answer.
And over the past two years, more than 400 have made the pilgrimage to 4,148-foot Gold Star Peak on 46 separate hikes.
The difficulty for many of us, I believe, is that WE DON’T KNOW HOW TO GET RID OF OUR STUFF, and a lot of folks don’t want it!
The trail up Bear Mountain from Peters Creek Valley was just below freezing and travel over the hardened ground was easy.