Alaska 2117

This story originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of 61°North Magazine. Summer 2015. Southcentral Alaska. The road north passes through familiar scenery: hay flats near Palmer, lakes by Wasilla, scattered homes and businesses and forest in between. Then somewhere...
24 hours in Whittier

24 hours in Whittier

By Kirsten Swann One of the best things about Whittier is getting there in the first ricelace. Visitors arrive either by land, through a two-and-a-half mile tunnel beneath Maynard Mountain, or by sea, through striking Prince William Sound. Once there, your options...
Video: Winter solstice in Nome

Video: Winter solstice in Nome

This story originally appeared in Alaska Dispatch News on December 25, 2014. Winter solstice, the darkest day of the year, is particularly dark in northern parts of Alaska. Nome, situated on the coast of the Seward Peninsula and the edge of the Bering Sea, gets less...

Seeds of Change

This story originally appeared in the November 2016 issue of 61°North Magazine. It’s just after noon in Peterson Cove as Marie and Ron Bader head to work. The sun is high in the September sky, warming the metal seats of their skiff, but the water that sprays off the...