Getting Outdoors is Therapeutic on Many Levels

If your passion is the outdoors, you feel compelled to get out there often, and go as far as possible, because the time to do this is obviously limited.

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Windblown, South-Facing Slopes Offer Access To Chugach Ridges

Once on the bare ground, it was an easy ascent to the ridge at about 3,800 feet, where we worked around drifted snow to find a nice lunch spot.

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Simplifying our Lives is a Complicated Affair

To paraphrase famed mountaineer and entrepreneur Yvonne Chouinard “The most complicated thing a person can do is to try and keep his or her life simple.”

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Surviving the Glenn Highway: Knowing Driver Types Can Be Helpful

A good follow-on to Amy Armstrong’s “Road Rage” piece last week would be a rundown on the types of drivers one is likely to encounter on the Glenn Highway.

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Moose Nuggets – An Abundant, Renewable Resource

Out in Talkeetna, moose nuggets have been elevated to an almost spiritual status with the Annual Moose Dropping Festival.

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Knee Replacement Offers A New Lease On Life

At four weeks after knee joint replacement surgery, I am sitting on a log on the north shore of Eklutna Lake, eating and basking in the March sunshine.

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Royal Communication

I have always been a big fan of Queen Elizabeth II. I was only eight years old living in Seward when she was crowned in 1953 at the young age of 25.

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Cold, Heat, Wind: Three Exceptional Reads, All About Nature’s Pervasive Forces

In all three books, Streever delves deeply into the natural world with the sophisticated acumen of a biologist, yet with the wonder and curiosity of a child

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Wolverine Lake Trail Is Off The Beaten Track, But A Nice Ski

This trail should also not be confused with the Wolverine Creek Trail, which heads directly into the Talkeetna Mountains from the bridge at Wolverine Creek.

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Return To Hatcher Pass Elicits Memories

If you journey to Hatcher Pass, summer or winter, you might feel its magical pull. It has some kind of power that draws you in and beckons you upward.

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