The Percy John Blatchford Story

An Alaskan Legend and Hero It’s said that some of the strongest people on earth are the quietest. This holds true for men and women alike where physical and mental strength is concerned. Many such folks walk amongst us totally unnoticed. They do not seek special...

Climbing Denali in January

Arctic explorer Dupre makes history with his solo summit Featured in the July 2015 issue of Last Frontier Magazine. Lonnie Dupre, at 53 years of age, made mountaineering history earlier this year when he summited Mt. McKinley—known by Alaskans as Denali—by himself in...

100 Days in Denali

Honoring the centennial of Denali National Park Prior to visiting Denali for the first time on my honeymoon in 2011, I didn’t realize how elusive a mountain can be! My husband Josh and I were fortunate to not only see the mountain and abundant wildlife, but to...

Eureka Lodge

A Glenn Highway landmark that’s still standing The Glenn Highway, which stretches from Anchorage 179 miles northeast to the Richardson Highway, should perhaps have been named the Castner Highway. After all, Lt. Joseph Castner, and not his superior, Capt. Edwin Glenn,...

Fishing With Mike

Nephew takes visiting uncle fishing at Jerome Lake in the 1970s From the day I set foot in the “Last Frontier” I’ve been an avid fisherman. Nothing seemed more relevant. There was one brief period when fishing became unimportant. Unfortunately for my Uncle Noel, he...

Fishing and Exploring Wood-Tikchik

Caretaking at America’s largest State Park He hovers, he hovers, he swoops, he dives, then misses his prey in the sparkling, clear waters. He hovers, he hovers, his talons are extended, and his wings beat the drum of the osprey hunt. He dives and snatches a...

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