A Little Trail Etiquette Goes A Long Way

I’m rather easy-going out on the trail, but I think a modicum of trail etiquette goes a long way toward making everyone’s experience better.

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Fat Tire Biking, Part 2: Crossing Portage Lake

The sky and everything around us, however, was obscured by a dense, ever-present, low-hanging fog that stretched from Portage Lake all the way to Anchorage.

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Setting A Tone: Chugiak’s Dan Lundell Keeps Our Pianos In Tune

He has not only mastered the piano, with its thousands of moving parts, but also learned how deeply people love and appreciate the music it creates.

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End Of The Trail For “Parker” The Beagle

Despite some health challenges, Parker was doing rather well. Recently, his melanoma cancer and congestive heart failure got the best of him.

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Keeping Driveway Snow And Ice-Free Is A True Obsession

We’re talking about keeping a driveway snow and ice-free with chippers, scrapers, shovels, chemicals, blowtorches and flame throwers.

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Lion Head – The Little Hike With The Big View

Lion Head is located on AT&T property at Mile 106 of the Glenn Highway, just before the big downhill, left-hand turn leading to Caribou Creek.

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Enjoying winter: Setting up the Body to Succeed; Protecting the Extremities

I never took up ice skating was due to excruciating pain I suffered as a child because I wore tight-fitting skates with no insulation and skimpy socks.

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Flashback to 1902: What A Difference 115 Years Make

We certainly have our share of difficulties in 2017, but reviewing these facts from 1902 should make us feel rather fortunate.

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Having A Winter “Pic-Knik” Above The Knik

It’s easy to see why the first table was placed with the sprawling Knik Glacier ramping up to Mt. Goode, Marcus Baker, and other Chugach Mountain giants.

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I invented new outdoor winter sports… (I think)

Dating back to my earliest years in Alaska in the 1950s, I believe I innovated a few novel outdoor sports, some of which were later modified and popularized by others. Unfortunately, I never developed or patented any of these sports, nor do I have proof of any kind that I invented them.

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