Book Review: The Bond

Reviewer clichés like “page turner” and “cannot put it down” come easily when describing The Bond - Survival on Denali and Mount Huntington.

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Stepping back into history: Remembering Eagle River Troop 230’s hike on the Chilkoot Trail

After the winter of 1897 the Royal Canadian Mounted Police began requiring people on the Chilkoot to carry an outfit of at least 2,000 lbs.

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Reflections On Yesteryear: Late Poet Robert Service Still Speaks To Northerners

On many occasions a Robert Service poem recited in the tent or by the campfire helped finish off a good day on the trail.

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From Yesteryear: Autumn Bushwhack Includes a Mystery

It was late Sept. 1995 and my Newfoundland dog Charlie and I had earlier crossed the dam at the outlet of Eklutna Lake at its south end.

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Snow-Free Spring Hike Is Found Along Granite Creek

Granite Creek continued due north and I could see where it would become enclosed within steep banks a few miles farther upstream.

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The Butte Offers a Nice Spring Outing

May through November are the recommended best months to hike the Butte. Even though it receives sunlight in April, there can still be snow.

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In Remote and Unusual Places, Life Always Seems to Find a Way

The most intriguing thing is that no matter the obstacles, harsh conditions, adverse weather or natural disasters, life always seems to find a way.

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Caribou Creek: A Haven for Ice Climbers, But Also a Nice Winter Hike, Ski or Bike

I later learned that Caribou Creek itself has a waterfall at about Mile 5 that blocks hikers, skiers and bikers. Obviously, ice climbers did not an obstacle

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Byron Glacier Trail is a Shorty, but Definitely a Goody

The sun was bright and warm on March 22 of this year as I hiked along a 20-inch-wide, snow-packed trail toward Byron Glacier.

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Spectacular March Weather is Recreationists’ Delight

While in knee-rehabilitation mode throughout February and March, I know of many others taking advantage of this incredible stretch of clear weather.

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