Running on adrenaline

April 15, 2014
The wildly popular Color Run came to Anchorage for the first time last year, and returns this year on June 28.

  Get out your calendar and fill it with summer races On any given weekend, a runner – be it a weekend warrior or a hard-trained marathoner – can find…

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Portrait of an Alaskan

March 13, 2014
Kikkan Randall, shown here at a World Cup race, may have fallen short of her medal hopes in the Sochi Olympics, but her winning attitude and ambassadorship of Alaska’s popular sport of cross-country skiing earns her a gold. By Sarah Brunson, U.S. Ski Team

With spring skiing on the horizon, ‘think like Kikkan’ Like many Alaskans, I spent a good portion of February planted in front of the television, watching Alaska’s Olympians give it…

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The season that won’t quit

February 5, 2014
Roan & Melissa DeVaughn enjoy kayaking the Sea of Cortez

Make flat February a time for fantastic fun As winter rolls toward a certain spring – and, yes, it will arrive – Alaskans become divided into two groups: Those who…

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New year, new dreams

January 15, 2014
The dogs take a break beyond Sheep Mountain during a New Year?s run in the backcountry. Make this the year you explore some place new in Alaska. Melissa Devaughn

Kick off 2014 with a new discovery The temperature hovered around 10-below 0, but the sun was out, making it feel warmer. The dogs and I traveled miles beyond Sheep…

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Winter’s embrace

December 4, 2013
Melissa DeVaughn (left) and Liz Shen enjoy a snowy backcountry Arctic-to-Indian ski trek, rewarding themselves with an evening hot tub soak at the end. Embrace winter, and the adventures are endless.

This time of year, getting outside becomes even more rewarding I am the outcast in our family. While my kids – who are cross-country ski racers – and my husband…

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Change it up

October 14, 2013

Winter’s coming and it’s about time   Despite being a person who prefers skin-warming, flip-flop wearing weather over the ice-encrusted, dark days of winter, I still view October as one…

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