Running on inspiration

January 16, 2015
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Don’t let winter blahs blast motivation Let’s be honest: Staying motivated in the middle of winter is challenging. The temperature plunges to single digits, snow and ice impede movement and…

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Winter fun forecast

January 14, 2015
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The adventure compass points north and south of Anchorage By landmass, Anchorage is one of the largest cities in the nation. At 2,000 square miles, it is bigger than some…

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Above Anchorage

January 12, 2015
Cody Pittman placing a Stopper in a crack on O’Malley Peak. He’s climbing with skis so he can salvage the descent: skiing downhill is faster, easier on the knees and more adrenalized than trudging downhill. Serious fun, excellent training for the pilgrimage, or perhaps some “executive alpinism,” where the goal is to climb a Central Alaska Range alpine route on the weekend, between 5 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. on Monday.  Joe Stock

Alpinists find practice in the Chugach Range In the world arena for big alpine climbs, Alaska sits next to the Himalaya and Andes. In this context, Alaska means the Central…

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Once off the Alyeska slopes check out these entertainment options

January 8, 2015
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The lifts at Alyeska Resort have been spinning as skiers and riders are having a blast ripping down the slopes. As the season progresses, more and more terrain continues to…

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State park fees to increase for camping, parking and boating

January 7, 2015
Alaska State Park user fees, including public-use cabins like this one at James Lake in the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area, are increasing statewide this year. Michael DeYoung/AlaskaStock

Don’t let the headline scare you – if you’re a pay-as-you-go hiker, fees to park at trailheads are not increasing this year – they remain $5 per visit. But for…

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