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Celebrating One Hundredth Anniversary of our National Parks

August 25th was the 100th anniversary of our National Parks system, and since visiting them has been one of the best parts of our new life, we wanted to do something special to celebrate them.   1,059 more words


Across Alaska - Council to McCarthy

Across Alaska -Council to Mccarthy -June 24th- July 1st, 2015

I pick up the story of our big summer adventure in Council, a small town (if you can call it that) on the Seward Peninsula. 535 more words

Exploring Alaska

Alcan to Ocean: The Unravelling of a Team (And Some Lessons Learned)

Ice turned to snow over the rugged glacier. Our makeshift sleds tumbled, rolled and pulled as we slowly tottered ever higher. Miles of snow and ice greeted us at the crest of each new hill. 618 more words

Bonanza Mine

On a recent long weekend a friend and I visited the old mining town of Kennicott, out in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.  What an amazing area, full of stunning mountains and glaciers.   784 more words


Alcan to Ocean: Night on the Kaskawulsh

“Dig the side of your boot in! Dig it in!” Jon shouted, his arm extended toward me over the mound of dirt and rock separating us, the steep hill sloping sharply downward. 783 more words


First Time at Kennecott Mine

One of the many day trips I had scheduled was Kennicott Mine.  To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much.  I knew it was a long drive on a poorly maintained road, and mines in general are really not my thing.   2,639 more words


Ocean to Alcan Expedition Episode 4: Avalanche Rescue

So many things to do, and only a few months to accomplish it all. In an attempt to be as best prepared as possible, it’s time to sign up for an avalanche AIARE Level 1 course. 71 more words