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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“Baker University” prepares to launch Fall semester course syllabus

Here are the course descriptions under Human Interaction (HI) for those interested in learning how to interact with other human beings.

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Knowing when to turn around is crucial in outdoor survival

The motto of Alaska outdoor survival and rescue instructor Brian Horner is “Learn to Return,” and I fully embrace that philosophy.

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Canada’s Cathedral Lakes Provincial Park offers a splendid hiking getaway

My friend Mark Fraker and I had begun our hike from Cathedral Lakes Lodge in the Cascade mountains, about 235 miles east of Vancouver, B.C.

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Kudos instead of criticism are gestures that pay forward

My mother would order their hard pretzels in the large, five gallon can. “Best pretzels in the world,” my mom would declare.

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Eklutna dam removal project completed

The $7.5 million Eklutna River dam removal project initiated in September 2016 was completed this summer, according to Brad Meiklejohn.

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