My love of nature began early

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.

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Winter sun-seeking is fun-seeking

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.

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Gold Star Peak becomes pilgrimage for hundreds over past two years

And over the past two years, more than 400 have made the pilgrimage to 4,148-foot Gold Star Peak on 46 separate hikes.

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Bear Mountain transit is short, but rewarding

The trail up Bear Mountain from Peters Creek Valley was just below freezing and travel over the hardened ground was easy.

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Lost Lake in the Fall is an Alpine Paradise

Alpine Paradise: People have described the Lost Lake area as a “touch of heaven,” and it’s easy to understand why.

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A hiker’s search for weather windows

Rarely have I ever been able to beat Mother Nature at its weather game. But on September 17th, I came as close as I ever have.

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Good comradery makes rigorous hike enjoyable

I thought the smoky air might cause irritation, but it didn’t bother the group as we worked our way upward and past the April Bowl’s tarns.

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Ice to ice: Lunching in style at the Harding Ice Field

I’ve believe there are no words to describe the mind-blowing spectacle of the Exit Glacier ramping up to Harding Ice Field’s ocean of ice.

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In the mountains, wildflower diversity does not disappoint

According to Verna Pratt, one of Alaska’s most noted wildflower experts, there are about 1,500 species of flowering plants across Alaska.

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Heat beaters flock to Eklutna Lake

On July 7th, a scorching hot July 4 weekend day, hundreds flocked to Eklutna Lake to find some relief along its shore and frigid waters.

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