Category: Life in Alaska

Spenard: Then and Now

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 […]

Cold Case McCarthy

On March 9, 1918, two horrific murders took place in the bustling mining town of McCarthy, Alaska. To this day neither crime has been solved. By all accounts very little effort was put forth in trying. The well-publicized case (back then) is rapidly approaching its 100th anniversary, but […]

Marathon

Our main objective on our way to Seward last summer was to climb Mount Marathon. After numerous trips to Seward throughout the years, we decided it was time to tackle the famous route of the annual 4th of July, Mount Marathon Race. The mountain has some horror stories […]

Of Moose and Men

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. After that, although the accuracy of my memory could be called into question, there was light and darkness, some water, a few billion plants, and too many animals involved to count. At the end of it all, God […]