Alaska Trails offers trainings for trail builders

September 17, 2014
Pioneer Ridge Trail leads to some incredible overviews of the Knik Glacier. Photo: Melissa DeVaughn

You might think a trail is as easy to build as taking a Pulaski to the brush in your back yard, but to learn how to do it properly you’ll…

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Anchorage among the nation’s top outdoor towns

September 15, 2014
A group of young adults ride on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail in Anchorage, which was named the fourth best outdoor town in America, by Outside magazine. COURTESY PHOTO

Using such measures as access to outdoor adventure, healthy eating options, green spaces and unemployment rates – among others – Outside magazine has rated Anchorage one of America’s best outdoor…

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Summer encore

September 11, 2014
A Kenai Fjords tour is one of the best ways to get up close to Alaska ice. ROY NEESE

The colors might be changing but we still see sunshine. Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” Author Henry…

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Soup’s on: As autumn approaches, heat things up with these recipes

September 9, 2014

By Mark Bly Wow, can you believe it? That was an awesome couple of months we had this summer. The warm days in The Last Frontier just seemed to fly…

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Footloose: How to keep striding and smiling with proper foot care

September 9, 2014

Every journey begins with one step. Hopefully, we are striding toward our goal without foot pain. In a mile (5,280 feet) a person takes approximately 2,000 steps depending upon their…

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