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REVIEW: In the Shadow of Denali by Tracie Peterson

Curry Hotel is the setting for this story that takes place in the 1920s.  I love that Tracie Peterson set it in a real place, at a real time, for a historical fiction story about something of which I would not otherwise know.  186 more words

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What To Write About...

Well, it’s pouring rain! I’m in the public library trying to dry my socks. Reminds me of my sodden undergrad days.

a four thousand year old… 106 more words


The National Parks of the USA

This month the Nation Parks Service of the USA celebrates 100 years. So, I thought the next trip down memory lane ought to be about the first big trip “the girls” took in 2012. 301 more words


Lost hiker found

If you’re going to get lost in Alaska and you want to be found before you die, pick a popular national park for your northern adventure. 599 more words


Dead in Denali

UPDATED: 4 p.m.. June 10, 2016

Only 10 to 15 miles south of where the body of posthumously famous adventurer Chris McCandless was found, the National Park Service is reporting the discovery of new human remains. 429 more words


One mistake = death

On a slope where if you fall you die, Czech mountaineer Pavel Michut met his end on Friday.

The 45-year-old from the village of Hutisko Solanec fell to his death, the National Park Service reported, while trying to ski the Messner Couloir, an almost mile-long chute that drops from near 19,000 feet on Mount Denali to the 14,200-foot camp on the West Buttress route. 448 more words


Drop the pine cone... Do it now!

I have recently begun a job as an Assistant Park Ranger for SC Jones Gap State Park… and I LOVE it!!! It is one step closer to the job of my dreams and so far it has been a wonderful experience. 242 more words

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