The Klondike Loop – More Lessons on Over the Hill Bicycling

Is long distance bicycle touring a good idea once you are “over the hill?” Many consider age forty to be “over the hill.” However, based on my personal experience, I consider over age sixty as the cutoff. Not the cutoff for taking long bicycle tours—I know of people […]

Running with Rowdy

Jumping from rock to rock, splashing through the silty water and setting a fast pace, our hiking guide, Rowdy, could confidently navigate our path along Gunnysack Creek in the dark or blindfolded. He, I’m sure, has walked this diverse trail many times. Annie, our lodge host, left us […]

Black Rapids – Preserving History & Creating a New Life

  After a half-day’s drive from Palmer, Alaska my husband, Cecil, and I arrived at mile 227.4 of the Richardson Highway and The Lodge at Black Rapids, our destination. Annie, our host, was just about to hop on her bike when we pulled in and duty called. She […]

Living in Bear Country

We rolled into Alaska on the Alcan Highway midsummer of ’92. My wife, Pam, our nine year old son, Aaron, and I drove our old Ford pickup, pulling our four horse trailer, stuffed to the gills with things we figured we had to have to start our new […]

The Sheep Mountains

Never have I had much interest in outer-space. Not that I don’t care about what lies in the great beyond, but it’s not tangible, and not something I will ever experience. That may also be the reason, unlike my wife, I am not interested in Star Wars, Star […]

Over the Hill Bicycling

I am writing this less than a week before my friend, Hal, and I undertake a 900 mile bicycle tour. We will be pedaling the Klondike Loop where we start at Tok, Alaska and bike to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory via the Alaska (Alcan) Highway. From Whitehorse we will […]

A Hike into History – Along the Chilkoot Trail

  After several years of backpacking throughout Southcentral Alaska together, my closest hiking partner convinced me we were ready for the challenge of the Chilkoot Trail. So, along with our families, a group of eight, we prepared for the week long adventure that would take us 770 miles […]

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