Mayor’s Marathon, and more

June 4, 2015
Mayor’s Marathon, and more

The Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon is synonymous to solstice in Alaska. It’s a race whose history dates back more than 40 years as a way to celebrate the endless daylight…

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Praise be, sweet salmon

June 3, 2015
Praise be, sweet salmon

In the beginning, God created Alaska salmon, and He found them to be good and without flaw in the primordial sea. He then created the fisherman, and that’s where His…

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Time to Shackleton: Ice breaking by kayak to pass the time

May 24, 2015
Time to Shackleton: Ice breaking by kayak to pass the time

One of my favorite winter vistas is that of the shifting ice floes on Cook Inlet, viewed through the windows of Simon and Seafort’s restaurant in downtown Anchorage. By force…

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Hero skiing: How to get the most out of the season’s snow

May 23, 2015
Hero skiing: How to get the most out of the season’s snow

By early summer most backcountry skiers have switched to mountain running and pack rafting. But some skiers still crave the thrill of sliding down mountains on snow. Those diehard skiers…

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Pedal away the pounds: How cycling can whip you into shape

May 22, 2015
Pedal away the pounds: How cycling can whip you into shape

It may come as a surprise to my friends who didn’t know me when I got out of college, but I was 25 pounds heavier than I am now, at…

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