The Butte Offers a Nice Spring Outing

May through November are the recommended best months to hike the Butte. Even though it receives sunlight in April, there can still be snow.

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In Remote and Unusual Places, Life Always Seems to Find a Way

The most intriguing thing is that no matter the obstacles, harsh conditions, adverse weather or natural disasters, life always seems to find a way.

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Caribou Creek: A Haven for Ice Climbers, But Also a Nice Winter Hike, Ski or Bike

I later learned that Caribou Creek itself has a waterfall at about Mile 5 that blocks hikers, skiers and bikers. Obviously, ice climbers did not an obstacle

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Byron Glacier Trail is a Shorty, but Definitely a Goody

The sun was bright and warm on March 22 of this year as I hiked along a 20-inch-wide, snow-packed trail toward Byron Glacier.

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Spectacular March Weather is Recreationists’ Delight

While in knee-rehabilitation mode throughout February and March, I know of many others taking advantage of this incredible stretch of clear weather.

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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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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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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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