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The Sleeping Lady, Mount Susitna; 09 May 2011

Looking north from Point Woronzof Park
Anchorage, Alaska; 09 May 2011

Mount Susitna, also known locally as The Sleeping Lady, is an iconic landmark just beyond Knik Arm and Cook Inlet.

Landscapes

Good tidings — Unusual winter tides avoid stormy possibilities

By Jenny Neyman

Redoubt Reporter

Credence Clearwater Revival’s John Fogerty might talk about a bad moon rising last week. But luckily for Kenai, though a particularly close new moon caused extra-high tidal ranges, there were no hurricanes ablowin’ at the time, thus avoiding any rivers overlowin’, much less any rage and ruin to the unstable bluffs along the river mouth. 1,101 more words

Ecology

Heart for Alaska films — Fundraiser hopes to bring family’s journey to the big screen

By Chelsea Alward

Homer Tribune

How do you put meat to the bones of Alaska issues without stepping into the realms of the overtly political or insanely technical? 1,087 more words

Cook Inlet

Around the Corner

Saturday dawned clear and cloudless and I knew exactly what to do. It was time to tackle the elusive corner. On the boat “The Corner” is basically a reference to Point Pogibshi, which appears to the the tip of the land forming the Kenai Mountains. 398 more words

Flying

Bucket List - Flying a Kite on the Bottom of the Ocean

Thirty-five feet below sea level and a quarter-mile out to sea – Flying my kite on the bottom of the ocean.

 Cook Inlet – Kenai, Alaska – at Low Tide  – … 36 more words

Homesteading Downsized

Jellies belly up — Life’s no beach for jellyfish washing ashore in large die-off

By Joseph Robertia
Redoubt Reporter

The low-angle sun setting behind volcanoes across the glimmering water and painting the sky a vivid orange red, the last of the seasonal birds calling out overhead, the cessation of seasonal crowds and the lapping of waves breaking on the smooth stones and sand of the shore — going for an evening stroll on the beaches of Cook Inlet can be a serene endeavor in the fall. 697 more words

Ecology