Floatplane Follies

July 18, 2014
Illustration: By Owen Tucker

The underbelly of owning and operating your own plane After years of depending on air taxis and all day snowmachine treks to supply our remote, off-grid, off-road home north of…

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Fast forward with fast hiking technique

July 16, 2014
Trond Jensen mountain trail running on a tundra ridge while running the 12 highest summits in the Chugach Front Mountains in 1 day, near Anchorage, summer in southcentral Alaska. MR

Take on big chunks of terrain with this adventurous hiking style There is a term out there for the things my friends and I do on a relatively frequent basis…

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Spawning appreciation at Salmonstock

July 15, 2014
Ocean Stage - flaming salmon

Salmonstock festival celebrates wild Alaskan Salmon To be an Alaskan is to have a connection to salmon. Whether you’re a server at a restaurant offering it as the  evening’s special,…

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All decked out

July 14, 2014
Reilly's Irish Pub has a surprisingly fun back deck away from highway noise. Enjoy a cold beverage and a hot bowl of soup. Courtesy Reilly's Irish Pub

Enjoy summer dining with these lesser-known outdoor venues In the Alaska summer, we chase the light. We follow it down trails and up mountains, we admire it from viewpoints and…

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Where we roll

July 7, 2014
Ted Timmons, Jan Schwarzburg and Tom Dozik pedal toward Pioneer Peak on the Old Glenn Highway. Courtesy Eric Nelius

These cycling alternatives can beat the training doldrums One of the challenges of road cycling in Alaska is beating boredom. Because long, paved sections of roadway are hard to come…

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