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Going Off the Grid on MDW

K jokes with me all the time that I am a terrible naturalist and environmentalist for not loving camping.

I did not grow up camping, so it was something I was never really exposed to. 291 more words


Hug a tourist

The National Park Service’s latest report on the economic bang Alaska gets from the state’s 54 million acres of parks is out, and the number is what President Donald Trump might call “huge.” 757 more words


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

Book Reviews

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