And over the past two years, more than 400 have made the pilgrimage to 4,148-foot Gold Star Peak on 46 separate hikes.
The trail up Bear Mountain from Peters Creek Valley was just below freezing and travel over the hardened ground was easy.
Alpine Paradise: People have described the Lost Lake area as a “touch of heaven,” and it’s easy to understand why.
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.
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.
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.
According to Verna Pratt, one of Alaska’s most noted wildflower experts, there are about 1,500 species of flowering plants across Alaska.
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.
Having grown up in the seaport city of Seward on the Kenai Peninsula, the 4th of July celebration in that community is close to my heart.
Though dandelions have been around a lot longer than me, their reach in southcentral Alaska has expanded dramatically during my lifetime.