Spenard: Then and Now by Victoria Petersen How Anchorage’s disreputable playground became a hub for hipsters and artists. Between Downtown, Midtown and Turnagain, the Spenard neighborhood is and has always been a unique part of Anchorage, built for the people. THEN Joe Spenard, a Canadian-born entrepreneur, came to […]
The Kennecott Mines A group explores the historical mining operations Article by Brian Weed | Photos by Brian Weed and Joe McCabe It all started in the summer of 1900. “Tarantula” Jack Smith and Clarence L. Warner were exploring in the Wrangell Mountains, northeast of Valdez near Kennicott […]
Walking the Iditarod Trail – The Long Journey to Nome By Denis Douglas As you may recall from the first part of my story , I was walking to Nome following the Iditarod Trail with a goal to raise money for a friend who was diagnosed with a brain […]
They never say much before they go. Being what I am, I don’t say much either. I sit on the farthest reaching log until they and the skiff disappear into the dawn. They are swallowed by the fog that rolls along the water, silencing all it consumes with […]
If you are lucky, very lucky, one, maybe even two people have been paramount in shaping the better side of your life. For many of us that person is often one we looked up to during our impressionable growing up years. In our youth, life develops rapidly around […]
Denis Douglas made it to the Yukon River (Ruby) two days before Iditarod front runners, Joe Runyan and Doug Swingley. Booty Road – The First to Walk the Iditarod Trail by Denis Douglas The sun got hotter as I walked, and sweat rolled down my back […]
Alaskan winters are long and cold, so I’m always looking for new ways to make the season fun and exciting. I contacted the Alaska Railroad to find out about their winter schedule, and learned that the Aurora winter train runs on the weekends. It starts out on Saturday […]
“Careful at the bottom of the hill not to fall down the 8-foot hole into the creek,”
Stranded in remote Alaska and attacked by wolves.
Stranded, alone, fighting to survive in remote Alaska.