Wind Rules The Day On Ship Lake Pass hike

All day long, from the beginning of our 12-­‐mile trek until the end, the wind was in control. It dictated how many layers of clothing to wear, where we’d stop

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Preparing For Winter Is Mostly Psychological

Here in suburban Eagle River, we have natural gas, so I don’t have to cut and split wood in preparation for winter like my parents did when they lived at

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Wildlife Hunting With A Camera Is A Highly Rewarding Endeavor

I don’t pretend to be a good wildlife photographer, particularly when comparing my shots to those in ALASKA magazine and other publications. But with limited equipment-­‐-­‐a point-­‐and-­‐shoot camera-­‐-­‐ and a

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Here Are Some Relatively Easy Hikes In Preparation For Some Tougher Ones

Having spent somewhat long rehabilitations after two arthroscopic surgeries on my left knee, I fully subscribe to the adage “you must learn to walk before you can run.” That sentiment

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Seizing One Of The Last Autumn Days, A Hike To The Williwaw Lakes

On a cool and crystal clear morning of August 19, Monday, a working day for most people, there was an unexpectedly large number of cars in the Glen Alps parking

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Return to “Flag Mountain” Offers A Nice Autumn Retreat

The blueberry bushes were rolled out across the mountainsides like red carpets on the morning of September 13 as I crossed over Mt. Eklutna at 4,110 feet and followed the ridge

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For outdoor adventure, there’s no place like home

Alaska vastness often beckons us to venture far afield, but we can find a host of great hiking and climbing destinations almost at our back door, right here in the

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Our canine friends give us more than they receive

We’ve always given Parker the very best attention and care that we could, but in the final analysis, Parker has given us so much more. We sometimes feel like he owns us, and I’m sure there are many dog lovers who feel the same way.  When it comes to such unconditional love, the boundaries seem to fade away.

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New bridge spanning Eklutna River improves traffic flow

People seeking recreation at Eklutna Lake or Thunderbird Falls, as well as residents of Thunderbird Heights Subdivision and Eklutna Village, received a much awaited transportation improvement this past June with

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