24 hours in Yakutat

24 hours in Yakutat

The largest city in the country is home to some 600 people: Welcome to Yakutat, a study in contrasts. Tucked into a vast Southeast Alaska wilderness at the northern edge of Tongass National Forest, the community is strikingly remote. Served by daily flights and summer...
Inside the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival

Inside the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival

On a sunny September Saturday in Homer, boats filled the harbor, lined the Spit and dotted the blue-gray water on either side. Seagulls cried overhead. The breeze blew salty and warm. Down at the Fishing Hole Campground, a crowd formed. The 24th annual Kachemak Bay...

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...