Winter twilight, absolute peace. Every cabin has a story of origin. Some are glamorous, some just seem to happen, and all are worthwhile as a cabin is one of the few places where people really live in the here and now. In Alaska, cabins take on […]
A collection of the best 2014 scenic Alaska photos according to Last Frontier Magazine social media interactions!
As I stand on the runners of the dog sled trying to catch my breath, I look down at my dog sitting in his harness, facing the sled, just staring at me. There is no jumping enthusiasm, no barking, or straining—in fact, he looks annoyed. Somewhere along this […]
A collection of the best 2015 scenic photos according to Last Frontier Magazine social media interactions!
Wanderlust has always been an integral part of my soul. My wanderings in the summer of 1975 found me in Alaska chasing my fortune, hoping to find a job on the Alaska pipeline. A day late and a dollar short, as usual, I found myself washing dishes at […]
When Richard Benner contributed his flying rescue story for our book, Alaska Air Tales, he probably didn’t realize his mystery would linger for decades. His story, “Stopping the Dogs One Mid-winter Afternoon,” alludes to his obsession with flying from childhood and relates leaving the school bus and […]
Who chooses to run the Iditarod? Where do they come from and what does it take to get to the starting line? Dr. Larry Daugherty has been asking himself those same questions. He was working in a Mayo Clinic residency program in Florida as a cancer radiation […]
The Yukon Quest Trail is close enough to one thousand miles long that no one disputes its claim to being one of only two 1,000 mile sled dog races in the world – the other being the more widely-known Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race from Anchorage to Nome. […]
IT WAS NOVEMBER of 1952 when I arrived in Anchorage, an 11 year old kid from northern Minnesota. In the small town where I grew up, we all played hockey in the winter—on icy streets, on frozen ponds and sometimes, when we were lucky, at an actual indoor […]