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,...

Hydration 101

This story originally appeared in the June 2016 issue of 61° North Magazine. 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...

On the map

This story originally appeared in the June 2016 issue of 61° North Magazine. Martin Gutoski thought he had it made. It was 1966, he’d just graduated high school in Fairbanks and his dad had secured him a summer job with Alaska’s highway department. He thought it was a...