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Running with Rowdy

Fishing in the Wilderness

Three hundred miles southwest of Anchorage, beyond snow-capped mountains and thousands of acres of greenish-brown tundra, lakes, and streams, lies the Naknek River. It is home to some of the most...

Running with Rowdy

Jumping from rock to rock, splashing through the silty water and setting a fast pace, our hiking guide, Rowdy, could confidently navigate our path along Gunnysack Creek in the dark or blindfolded....

Over the Hill Bicycling

I am writing this less than a week before my friend, Hal, and I undertake a 900 mile bicycle tour. We will be pedaling the Klondike Loop where we start at Tok, Alaska and bike to Whitehorse, Yukon...

Black Rapids

After a half-day's drive from Palmer, Alaska my husband, Cecil, and I arrived at mile 227.4 of the Richardson Highway and The Lodge at Black Rapids, our destination. Annie, our host, was just about...

Living in Bear Country

We rolled into Alaska on the Alcan Highway midsummer of '92. My wife, Pam, our nine year old son, Aaron, and I drove our old Ford pickup, pulling our four horse trailer, stuffed to the gills with...

Happy Run

This last July, on a Monday night, my soles may not have been in the backcountry, but I was completing target adventure number seven of the Soles in the Backcountry Summer Challenge: Compete in a...

The Sheep Mountains

Never have I had much interest in outer-space. Not that I don't care about what lies in the great beyond, but it's not tangible, and not something I will ever experience. That may also be the...

Shane Lamb

One of my favorite places on earth is the Jim Creek river basin. Three years ago I found an active eagles' nest in the area. The area is rich with waterfowl and fish, both of which eagles love to...

"The Treasure of KALE"

My mom never cooked with kale when I was a child and I never even thought about serving it to my children ... until this summer. In fact it was my twenty-eight year old daughter, Laura, who first...

Alaska Raceway Park

The first time I became aware of official drag racing in Alaska was over ten years ago. It was the day I made my first climb up the Butte, a tall hill in the middle of the community of Butte just...

How Not To Buy A Lot

From his book “So Was Alaska” Originally Published in 1961 About ten years ago the U.S. Government sold some lots in Wasilla. The auction was held by several officials of the Land Office in the...

Salmon Avocado Quesadillas

This recipe provides a perfect use for leftover salmon. If leftover salmon is an unlikely scenario in your household, I would still suggest frying (or grilling) some up just to try out this meal. As...