Chasing fall across the Last Frontier

Chasing fall across the Last Frontier

“Isn’t this beautiful weather we’re having?” I asked my neighbor as we bent and pulled dried and dying potato vines out of our respective gardens. “Enjoy it while it lasts,” he replied. I couldn’t help but smile. Anchorage is enjoying one of the most beautiful,...

Neighbor helping neighbor

The call came at 1 a.m. By 2 a.m. we had responded to the trailhead and were starting down the trail as a hasty team. It was early October, dark and starting to snow. The report had been of an injured camper over five miles from the parking lot; his camping partner...

Voices from the Alaska search and rescue community

DOLLY LEFEVER, Alaska Search and Rescue Dogs Nurse Practitioner and Consultant “I have spent a large part of my life existing out of doors—farm kid, backpacker, climber, skier, etc. Even when one plans well, unpredictable things can happen that puts yourself or others...

Hydration 101

Outdoorsy people tend to talk about hydration as though it’s an in-crowd secret. The thing is, we are all into hydration. We all drink water. But is there a right way? A wrong way? Think of this article as a primer on staying hydrated in Alaska’s outdoors. As anyone...