Alaska State Fair goes medieval

August 14, 2014
Full Metal Jousting takes place at the Alaska State Fair this year, featuring the jousters of the History Channel program of the same name. FULL METAL JOUSTING/HISTORY CHANNEL

The annual Alaska State Fair always touts it famed giant vegetables and the overwhelming selection of carnival rides. And where else can you get a better funnel cake than the…

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Laid-back yet lavish

August 14, 2014
Approaching the terminal on the way to Seven Glaciers.

Girdwood’s dining options blend the best of all moods You don’t have to go far to get away from it all. That’s how I felt after two sunny summer days…

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Free ridin’

August 13, 2014
Lee Bolling on Northwest Passage. LESLIE KEHMEIER

Tireless work puts Kincaid Park one-way bike trails on the map Carpenter by day, trail builder by night, Ryan Greeff knows the value of having an outlet for a passion.…

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The upside of downhill

August 12, 2014
Events and info for having fun in Girdwood: • Alyeska Bike Park Mountain Bike Festival is Sept 6, 7 and 8. It includes skills competitions such as “Big Air” and a downhill bike race. The Whipsaws play Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Sitzmark. • Downhill races are held the last Saturday of every month through September. • On Friday’s half-prize bike rentals are available 3-6 p.m. with lift ticket purchase. • A free 1-hour familiarization tour is offered at 1 p.m. Fridays only, open to all. For info on the bike park, including rentals and lessons, visit biking.aspx

Girdwood bike park a blast for all skill levels If you’ve heard the bike park at Alyeska Resort is too steep, too scary or just all around too gnarly, stop…

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Be a beast

August 8, 2014
No matter where you end up, run for speed and think like an animal. MIKE HALKO

 These track workouts will help you find your inner animal “Every day the hungry lion wakes up on the savannah and must run faster than the slowest gazelle, and each…

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